Though not "officially confirmed by authorities", the Delaware-based entertainer's friend Damaury Mikula confirmed in a July 5th YouTube video that Miller was the unidentified male the Wilmington, Del. Police Department reported as fatally shot that morning as per the Delaware Online.
"He got shot and I just want to let you all know like Bro I'm about to take over for that n***a, all he did was make vids bro... vids, vids, vids," Mikula said in his YouTube video on July 5th.
"Seeing him get taken down like that... don't make me say this bro, it just doesn't make no sense. I f****** love you my n***a. Everyone's going to know your name."
According to the outlet, Miller was found with a gunshot wound and rushed to a hospital where he died. His death means he is now the 2nd TikTok star to die.
With his TikTok reaching over 2.3 million followers, Matima Miller was known for both his comedy videos and more than energetic dance moves.
The TikTok sensations impact was felt in his friends' and fans' responses on social media.
After friend Damaury Mikula's YouTube tribute in which he confirmed Miller's death, another friend, @II_destinyy on Instagram, took to her stories that day to caption a series of photos of her with Miller with "I love you sm to the moon and back" and "I just need a hug from you one more time."
In an Instagram caption, his family wrote: "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. 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."
Twitter fans poured their hearts out with captions ranging from: "This is so f***** up bruh rip swavy forever in our hearts," to "Can't be really he was alive hours ago now he's gone#LLS #babyface #swavy #RIPSWAVY."
Rest in Peace Swavy, you will be missed. Our hearts go out to his family and friends in this difficult time.