'Breaking Bad' Walter White headstone being relocated in Albuquerque
Walter White's final resting place wasn't so final after all. After the fictional "Breaking Bad" character was officially laid to rest in Albuquerque, NM on Oct. 19, the organizers behind the funeral were forced to move his headstone.
While the funeral was held for a great cause, it had some unexpected consequences. The event, which is raising money for the Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless organization, caused spectators to be disrespectful of graves in Sunset Memorial Park in an attempt to see Heisenberg's fake grave. Those families who have loved ones in Sunset petitioned the funeral organizers to move Walt's headstone to a new location, which they obliged.
"It was never our intention to disrespect those who are buried at Sunset Memorial Park or cause pain to their families," Michael Baird, owner of Albuquerque's Vernon's Steakhouse, says in a statement via The Hollywood Reporter. "We created the Walter White Funeral and Final Amends as a way to have a positive impact on the community and help those who are negatively impacted by the terrible effects of drug addiction and homelessness. We greatly apologize to anyone who was offended, and want to ensure that the focus remains on the amazing work that Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless does in our community."
The new location of the headstone is in the Village Shops at Los Ranchos. More information is available at walterwhitefuneral.org.