Breaking Bad Funeral at Albuquerque Cemetery Raises $17,000 for Charity
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Breaking Bad may have completed its television run with a tragic end for Walter White, but the meth-making drug lord’s legacy continues to live on in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Albuquerque’s Sunset Memorial Park cemetery held a funeral for White on Saturday, which raised $17,000 for the city’s Healthcare for the Homeless charity — according to area news station KOB.
Those who attended the funeral threw dirt on an empty coffin before listening to a eulogy from the AMC series’ set decorator, Michael Flowers.
“We all need closure,” Flowers said during the eulogy, the Albuquerque Journal reports. “The show is over, and what the hell are we going to do on Sunday nights?”
Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse sponsored the event, which helped fund Healthcare for the Homeless. The mock funeral drew more than 200 participants, including some who came from as far away as Switzerland, Mexico and Ireland to pay their last respects to Mr. White.
The event concluded with a reception, which served drinks garnished with blue ice, according to Rolling Stone.
However, some residents were not thrilled with the event. One family launched a petition to have the cemetery remove White’s grave.