Albuquerque newspaper runs "Breaking Bad" character's obituary

Dave Layman submitted the write-up as a way to provide New Mexico residents some closure

By Prachi Gupta

Published October 4, 2013 5:45PM (EDT)

Just like "Breaking Bad" antihero Walter White, Dave Layman is a science teacher from New Mexico. Unlike Walter White, Layman is still alive (also, he is a real person). As a big fan of AMC's hit series, Layman, who was in the pilot episode, recently submitted White's obituary to the Albuquerque Journal to provide residents "some closure."

The journal ran the following obituary in Thursday's edition:

“Of course, there are a lot of us sad to see the show and Walt go,” he said. “But being able to see that part of Albuquerque and the local talent was wonderful, and many of us could feel some pride.”

(image © 2013 Albuquerque Journal)

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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