'Breaking Bad's' Walter White To Be Remembered at Funeral, Reception
Walter White fans will have a chance to pay their respects to the fictional character, who died at the end of Breaking Bad's final episode.
An Albuquerque charity is hosting a funeral for the man played by Bryan Cranston on the hit AMC series. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in New Mexico's Sunset Memorial Park. The eulogy will be delivered by Breaking Bad set decorator Michael Flowers. Afterward, acclaimed restaurant Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse is hosting a reception, starting at 8 p.m.
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In order to attend the funeral and reception, you'll need to make a donation to the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation benefiting Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless.
Donation amounts that also include admittance to the events range from $20 for entrance to the funeral to $100 for entrance to the funeral reception to $5,000 for a VIP package that includes two tickets to the funeral and the reception, seats in the funeral procession limo and your name or business' name on White's tombstone.
Even if you can't attend, you can support health care and substance abuse services for Albuquerque's homeless community by donating online and purchasing items like a blue meth-colored silicon bracelet with "Walter White" inscribed on it.
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“This is an enormous opportunity for the Albuquerque community to benefit again from the worldwide phenomenon of Breaking Bad," Vernon's owner Michael Baird said in a statement on the event's website. "With this event and the creation of the Vernon’s Steakhouse Walter White Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation, Walter White’s legacy and final amends will have a positive impact on Albuquerque for many years to come."
Sheriff Dan Houston of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Departments added: “Walter White has brought awareness to viewers about the problems associated with drug abuse and homelessness. If his death can generate financial donations to combat drug abuse and homelessness in Bernalillo County, then Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is a well deserving recipient of those proceeds.”