“Breaking Bad” Favorite Walter White Gets Funeral in Albuquerque
It was one of the most loved shows in modern memory, and when “Breaking Bad” came to a close, the good people of Albuquerque, New Mexico knew exactly how to say goodbye.
Over the weekend, Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless held a funeral for lead character Walter White, who was played in the series by Bryan Cranston, including a real coffin and grave.
On top of the obvious fun factor, AHH also raised $17,000 for charity as set decorator Michael Flowers delivered a eulogy he’d written.
However, family members of folks buried nearby have started a petition to prevent the cemetery from becoming a tourist target. It reads, "Adding a physical grave site will encourage tourists to visit a sacred burial site of hundreds and hundreds of loved ones. Cemetery officials say if crowds start gathering at the grave site of Walter White, they'll consider getting rid of his headstone. But the 'officials' should not put the family members through such disrespect during the process of them deciding if too many people are visiting the make shift grave."
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