Real-life Mama Coco passed away at 109 years old. María Salud Ramírez Caballero is famous for reportedly inspiring the infamous character of ‘Mama Coco’ in Disney-Pixar’s movie ‘Coco’.
She died yesterday at her birthplace Santa Fe De Laguna. Caballero’s death was announced through Twitter by Roberto Monroy, the tourism secretary for the Mexican state of Michoacan, but her cause of death hasn’t been revealed yet.
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Monroy took to Twitter to show his condolence towards caballero, he tweeted that she was a tireless woman and a living example. Many Coco fans and the cast of the movie also took to Twitter to mourn the death of Caballero who was the inspiration for Mama Coco.
One user mourned the death by tweeting “I’ve been crying all morning. I just found out MAMA COCO JUST DIED THIS MORNING. I’m going to watch coco tonight,” while another user showed his respect toward Caballero by tweeting “woke up to find out the real mama coco died, I have a very deep connection with the movie and its characters” along with an array of crying emojis.
Another user tweeted how emotional he was when he watched the movie and he commented that he is deeply moved by the demise of Caballero, accompanied by a lot of crying and sad emojis
The 2017 Disney-Pixar animated movie focuses on Miguel, a 12-year-old boy who strums his ancestor’s guitar before ending up in the magical and mysterious land of the dead, where he joins his deceased great-great-grandfather.
The character of Mama Coco was voiced by actress Ana Ofelia Murguia, who is the great-grandmother of Miguel. Other main casts who voiced the movie were Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, Anthony Gonzalez, and Alanna Ubach.
However, Disney never revealed that Caballero was the main inspiration behind the character; they state that they spoke with many families including Caballeros in the area.
Recently Coco was showcased in Mexico‘s Day Of the Dead tradition, this is why many fans believed that Caballero was the inspiration behind the character along with her similarities with the character in appearance.
The off-screen Mama Coco is a ceramic potter and is survived by her grandkids and their children.
The film became a huge hit in Mexico and shattered many records during its run, becoming the No. 1 movie in terms of revenue earned.
The movie also won big awards at the Oscars taking home the prizes for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song sung by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
The whole internet is buzzing now about the demise of the real-life Mama Coco who inspired the real-life Mama Coco and it became trending on Twitter and other social media apps.
Many memes related to the character have been circulating on Reddit, Instagram, and other photo-sharing apps focusing on the uncanny resemblance of Caballero with Mama Coco.