By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Nicki Minaj is opening up about the death of her father, Robert Maraj, for the first time since he was killed in a hit-and-run on Long Island.

In a letter posted on her website, Minaj said it has been the most devastating loss of her life.

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She went on to say, “I find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that he’s gone.”

Sixty-four-year-old Maraj died in February after he was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street in Mineola.

The driver, 70-year-old Charles Polevich, turned himself in to police a few days later.

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To read Minaj’s letter, click here.

CBSNewYork Team