"Breaking Bad" fans still searching for closure got some on Saturday, as an Albuquerque steakhouse hosted a funeral for the drama's famed antihero, Walter White.
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The event began with a funeral procession that included a hearse and a replica of White's meth-lab RV. A memorial service was held at Albuquerque's Sunset Memorial Park cemetery, with "Breaking Bad" set decorator Michael Flowers delivering the eulogy. Fans were able to toss a handful of dirt onto the gravesite, which is marked with a real headstone. Tickets for the event raised nearly $17,000 for a local charity, Healthcare for the Homeless.
But the sendoff did hit a few snags. A planned YouTube live stream of the funeral was yanked due to copyright infringement. (Organizers screened a portion of the "Breaking Bad" finale at the service without clearing it first.) And several local residents whose relatives are buried at the cemetery don't appreciate their loved ones' final resting place becoming a tourist attraction.
"My son is buried about 15 yards from where the makeshift gravesite is." Manuel Montano told local affiliate KOB News. "This is a place of mourning. It's not a spectacle."
If you'd like to make a donation in Walter White's honor, you still can at walterwhitefuneral.org.
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