Mara Salud Ramrez Caballero died when she was 109 years old. It is thought that she was the inspiration for the character of Mamá Coco in the Disney movie “Coco.”

Caballero died in Santa Fe de la Laguna on October 16. Santa Fe de la Laguna is in the state of Michoacán in the western part of Mexico. She was born in this same state more than a hundred years ago.

She was reportedly known as “Mamá Coco” in the area, and many people think she was the inspiration for the much-loved grandmother character in the movie, even though Disney has never officially said that she was the model for the character.

Roberto Monroy, the state of Michoacán’s Secretary of Tourism, tweeted on Sunday that she had died. In a tweet, he called her a “tireless woman and role model for life.” It was confirmed that she had died.

“I deeply regret the death of Doña María Salud Ramírez Caballero, ‘Mamá Coco,’ a tireless woman and example of life, who was the inspiration for this beloved character who went around the world,” he wrote in a tweet, which was translated from Spanish.

As per TMZ, Caballero’s family told that a team from Pixar came to their town and even stayed with them for a while. Disney hasn’t said that Caballero was the character’s inspiration, but they have said that the character is based on Caballero.

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“Coco,” which came out in 2017, is an animated movie that won an Oscar and is about the Day of the Dead traditions in Mexico.

Actress Ana Ofelia Murguía voiced Mamá Coco.