Matima Miller better known as Swavy and Babyface.s. died on July 5, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware.
The TikTok star was shot in broad daylight in the Southbridge neighborhood of Wilmington.
Miller, 19, had over 2.3 million followers on TikTok under the nickname Swavy.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 6, 2021
The shooting is currently being investigated by the Wilmington Police Department.
No specific information has been released.
All that has been reported is that Miller was the victim, and he was taken to the hospital where “he succumbed to his injuries.”
The police department is seeking the public’s help with the investigation.
“Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Mackenzie Kirlin at (302) 576-3653. You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org.”
Miller’s Claim To Fame
Loved by many, Swavy posted dancing, paintball, and comedy videos on TikTok.
rip swavy 🥺💔 .. pic.twitter.com/lTaCs43xV1
— 𝗇𝗎𝗀𝗀𝖾𝗍 . (@threadswnugget) July 5, 2021
The tributes poured in when the news broke.
Awnnn Rest In Peace swavy 😢❤️! pic.twitter.com/LB2Ttu0Vrz
— 𝐾𝐼𝑌𝐴𝐴𝐴𝐴🤎. (@kyky39680542) July 5, 2021
Rip swavy we all love you and miss you dearly ❤️❤️🕊 pic.twitter.com/C7partgsmj
— BIG purrr 😼😼 (@NyaRose9) July 6, 2021
Statement From His Family
Miller’s family is calling it a “senseless act of gun violence.”
In a statement posted on his Instagram page, his family wrote:
“On the behalf of our family, we would like to say thank you for the continued support and love for Matima Miller also known as Swavy or Babyface. It is with great sadness that we announce Swavy’s passing on 07/05/2021. He was taken away from us due to a senseless act of gun violence. Unfortunately, due to legality we are not able to provide much information on the events surrounding his passing. However, the family is working diligently to get justice for Swavy. This is just the beginning, we will forever keep his name alive and continue his legacy! The impact he had on others remains unmatched 💯 out of respect for our family we ask that you please refrain from reporting false or unconfirmed information about Swavy. Official updates will come from this page.”
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