Gabriela Brimmer


Age: 52

Mexican disabled writer and disability rights activist who had cerebral palsy, could not speak and could only move her left leg and foot, but who learned to communicate by pointing at letters on an alphabet board placed on the footrest of her wheelchair with the help of her lifelong caregiver and companion Florencia Morales, and whose life was chronicled in the critically acclaimed 1987 Hollywood film biography Gaby: A True Story starring Liv Ullman.

Cause of Death: After a stroke

Born: October 12, 1947

Died: January 2, 2000

Mexico City, Mexico