María Salud Ramírez passed away at the age of 109

One of the most successful films of 2017 worldwide was undoubtedly ‘Coco’, which showed one of the most iconic traditions of MexicoDay of the Death.

In the animated film, made by Disney Pixar and that for many was full of tenderness, there was a character that managed to conquer the hearts of thousands of fans: Mama Coco, who was voiced by Mexican actress Ana Ofelia Murguía.

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Nevertheless, Few knew that said old woman was inspired by María Salud Ramírez Caballero, a grandmother from Michoacán who passed away in the last few hours.

He died grandmother who inspired ‘Mama Coco’

The woman, who was 109 years old, He passed away this Sunday in the town of Santa Fe de la Laguna, in Michoacán, confirmed the Secretary of Tourism of Michoacán (Mexico), Roberto Monroy, through his Facebook account.

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“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. My prayers for her rest and for her family to find resignation, ”said the official in his networks.

Ramírez Caballero was born in 1913 and since then he has never left Santa Fe de la Laguna. Throughout his life he was devoted to his home and his family, and his life story served for the film studio to create the famous character, explained the country.

Although an official report is not known, people close to the old woman revealed in local media that her death was due to natural causes, because at 109 years old He had a disease that obstructed his lungs, so he had to use an oxygen tank, adds the newspaper.

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