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María Salud Ramírez Caballero Dies at 109, the Inspiration behind ‘Mama Coco’

Maria Salud Ramirez Caballero, the woman who is said to have inspired Mama Coco’s character in Disney’s Coco, has died aged 109. Caballero passed away in her home town, Santa Fe de la Laguna located situated in Michoacan, Western Mexico, on the 16th of October.

María Salud Ramírez Caballero

Disney did not confirm it was true that the character Mama Coco was inspired by Caballero However, many of the fans believed that the character was based after Caballero, the Mexican woman. Find out more about the beloved grandmother.

Maria Salud Ramirez Caballero Passes Away at 109

Her death has been confirmed through Roberto Monroy, the Secretary of Tourism for Michoacan. He posted on Twitter “I truly regret the loss of Dona Maria Salud Ramirez, also known as Mama Coco an unstoppable woman, a model of life that was the source of inspiration for the beloved character that traveled across the globe. We pray that she finds to live forever in rest and for her family to be able to find tranquility.”

Caballero was a ceramic artist who was affectionately referred to for her nickname Mama Coco in her home town. She is survived by her three children, numerous grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. The family is said to be planning a large-scale ceremony to commemorate her legacy. lady.

Disney’s Never Acknowledged Mama Coco was inspired by Caballero

The Oscar-winning animated film that was released in 2017, viewers quickly noticed similarities between the characters that portrayed Coco Mama as well as Maria Caballero. The character not only looked similar to the real grandmother but also a variety of structures and buildings from her hometown had been recreated on screen.

Disney has never admitted the fact that Caballero was the inspiration behind Coco Mama, but they did reveal it was inspired by real-world families they traveled to Mexico in the Mexican state that comprised Oaxaca as well as Guanajuato between the years 2011 between 2011 and 2013.’

María Salud Ramírez Caballero

The Caballero family claims that an entire crew that was part of Pixar visited their neighbourhood and even stayed with them for a while as they took photos of the elderly lady. But the director of the film, Lee Ulrich, stated that the stories were false.

“This does not appear to be a real tale. Mama Coco’s character was not based on any person we actually encountered during our journeys. It was purely an imaginative imagination,” he wrote in a tweet. The woman’s family is now saying that they were stooping for acknowledgement and validation from the studio that produced the film a couple of years in the past.

Coco Fans mourn the loss of Caballero

When tragic news of Coco’s death came out, many followers of Coco posted their sorrow via social networks. “i have been crying for hours. BTS has been enlisted into the army, and will not come in 2025. I just learned Mama Coco passed away this AM. I’m going to see coco tonight.” said an admirer.

Another tweeted “What is deep sorrow over the loss of such a sweet old lady? May be at peace. Sending love and hug to her family during these difficult moments.” Another tweeted, “NOOOOOO there would be no holiday movie nights with Mama Coco. Rest in peace Maria.”

Our condolences go to Maria Caballero’s loved ones. We wish her soul to Rest in Peace! Keep your eyes open for more information and updates.

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