Look, we loved Breaking Bad as much as the rest guy, but even we have to admit: This is overdoing it. According to Uproxx, Albuquerque-based charity Healthcare for the Homeless put on a massive funeral for Walter White, who is still a fictional character, at a real cemetery in the city. Yes, he has a gravestone and everything.
From local station KOB4:
A hearse and White’s RV led a procession through town. Mourners paid for dirt to toss across an empty coffin, which was laid in a real gravesite – with a headstone. It will stay there for now.
It was a fitting end for loyal fans, but for families with loved ones laid to rest there, it hits too close to home.
“My son is buried about 15 yards from where the makeshift gravesite is,” Manuel Montano said.
They want the stone out of there to keep tourists away.
“This is a place of mourning,” Montano said. “It’s not a spectacle.”
The charity reportedly raised about $17,000 from the event, proceeds of which went to "Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund"—real name—to benefit Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless. For some clips from the funeral, as well as a shot of Walter White's now real headstone, check out the news clip below.