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Beloved Mama Coco from movie “Coco” dies

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2022. 1:53 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The beloved Mexican grandma that was the inspiration behind the movie “Coco” has passed away.

Maria Salud Ramirez Caballero was the inspiration for Mama Coco in the 2017 Pixar film Coco passed away aged 109.

On Sunday, Mexican officials confirmed her death.

The Michoacan Tourism Secretary, Roberto Monroy said that Caballero was a ‘tireless woman and life model’.

Caballero died in Santa Fe de la Laguna which is the same town where she was born more than a century ago.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Maria Salud Ramirez Caballero, “Mama Coco”, a tireless woman and example of life, who was the inspiration for this beloved character that went around the world,” he stated.


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