Albuquerque is extremely proud of its Breaking Bad heritage. A few days ago, we brought you the news that the Albuquerque Journal published an obituary for the late, great Walter White paid for by the members of the fan group the “Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour.” Just a few days later, a local steakhouse has decided there’s no better way to send the series off in style than to put together a funeral for Walter White.
Next Saturday, fans of AMC’s series can head to the Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the funeral, which will occur at 4:30pm. Afterwards, a reception will be held at Vernon’s Steakhouse. The reception will begin at 8 p.m. ET. The whole event sounds like it could be fun way for fans in the area to spend an evening. Breaking Bad’s set decorator Michael Flowers is set to give the eulogy at the big event. Local news station KTVU is also reporting that the actual funeral procession will start at the point where the last scene in AMC’s hit drama was shot. A cubic foot vault will even be buried in memoriam for Walter White.
The funeral has been put together following the September finale of the modestly long-running series, which found our hero/villain returning to his meth hometown for one last stand. After having a chat with Skylar White, the man dealt with a lot of loose ends, tying things up nicely before he ultimately went to face his death. The finale was impactful, and hopefully if you are reading this article you’ve already seen it; either way, a funeral’s a nice way for fans to get a little more closure where a favorite character is concerned.
Fans will have to pay to attend the big event, but before you start panicking about how the businesses is profiting from the death of a beloved character, all of the proceeds will actually go straight back into the Albuquerque community. According to the Steakhouse, all of the money donated at the event will go straight to the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation benefiting Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH). That’s an extremely long title for a fund, but it basically means the money will go to the awareness and prevention of hardship in the city of Albuquerque. Plus, it only costs $20 to get in.
If I had to guess, I’d say the whole thing probably feels pretty weird for the actor who portrayed Walter White on TV, Bryan Cranston. The man’s still alive and kicking and has a ton of projects in the works. I’m guessing he won’t show up for his own character’s funeral, although it would be a hoot if he did. All in all, if you can find a way to chip in some money for the big event, it should be a fun one, and a great way to send off the series in style.
You can check out more details for the funeral over at the Walter White site.