Remember Me Or Remember her

Maria Salud Ramirez Caballero, the person who is thought to have served as the inspiration for Pixar’s Mama Coco, has died at the age of 109.

Real Mama Coco…

Caballero passed away at Santa Fe de la Laguna, where she was born on September 16, 1913, according to Roberto Monroy, the state of Michoacan’s secretary of tourism.

Despite the obvious resemblance, Disney has not officially acknowledged Caballero as the character’s inspiration, despite the fact that she had earned the nickname Mama Coco among her neighbors, a reference to the animated film’s title character.

The production crew of the Oscar-winning movie based the animated multigenerational family “on real-life families with whom they integrated while visiting the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guanajuato between 2011 and 2013,” according to a 2017 New York Times article.

According to reports, Caballero asserted that the production crew had taken her picture.

In a statement following her death, Monroy said, “I am extremely grieved by the demise of Maria Salud Ramirez Caballero, ‘Mama Coco,’ a tireless woman and example of life, who was the inspiration for this beloved character that went across the world.”

“I pray for her to rest in peace in heaven and for her family to experience comfort.”