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TikTok star Swavy killed in ‘senseless act of gun violence’

TikTok star Swavy, whose real name is Matima Miller died in “a senseless act of gun violence”, his family has confirmed.

The 19-year-old was shot and taken to hospital on Monday, according to the police in the US state of Delaware.

The dancer’s family posted on his Instagram page to say they’re working “to get justice for Swavy”.

They added that “due to legality,” they can’t share much information about events surrounding the incident.

“This is just the beginning, we will forever keep his name alive and continue his legacy,” the post said.

Swavy had 2.7 million TikTok followers on his account and over 400,000 on Instagram.

Some of his TikTok videos have had more than 100 million likes and his most recent clip has more than 6.8 million views.

His family said the impact he had on others “remains unmatched”, thanking fans for the “continued love and support”.