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TikTok star Swavy, 19, 'shot dead' says pal as followers pay tribute to dancer

TIK-TOK dancer Swavy was reportedly shot dead in Delaware on Monday, according to a friend.

Fans have paid tribute to the 19-year-old star, known locally as Matima Miller, who was renowned for posting comedy videos and had around 98million likes on social media.

Damaury Mikula, one of the star’s closest friends, confirmed that he died on Monday, according to HITC.

Wilmington cops said a 19-year-old man was shot on July 5, Delaware Online reports.

Officers did not disclose his name or identity.

But, the friend confirmed in a YouTube video that Swavy, also known as "Babyface.S", had passed away.

As tears streamed down his eyes, the dancer's friend said: "He got shot and I just want to let you all know that I’m about to take over for that n*****. All he did was make videos bro. He is real as hell."

He was found with a gunshot wound and taken to hospital where he died, according to reports.

Fans have paid tribute to the TikTok star as they praised his videos.

One said: "He will always be in our hearts and in our TikTok's. Praying for his family.”

A friend, known as Destiny, posted on Instagram: "I love you sm to the moon and back. I just need a hug from you one more time."

Swavy had more than 2.3million followers on TikTok and had over 350,000 fans on Instagram.

The dancer's family has not released a statement.

The motive of the shooting remains unknown and an investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact (302) 576-3653.

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