Breaking Bad may be no más, but Walter White’s still stirring up drama even in death.
First came the fauxbituary, then came the charity funeral for the meth kingpin who knocks (er, knocked), hosted by an Albuquerque eatery and complete with an empty coffin. But after the funeral and tombstone drew the ire of families who had real relatives buried nearby, the Sunset Memorial Park cemetery officials announced they’ll be moving White’s headstone and burial vault to Vernon’s Steakhouse, the restaurant that organized the funeral, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“It was never our intention to disrespect those who are buried at Sunset Memorial Park or cause pain to their families,” the restaurant’s owner Michael Baird said in a statement. “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.”
Despite the controversy, the funeral raised more than $17,000 to help the city’s homeless community. Of course, Walter White himself would consider that small (ricin) beans compared to his haul on the show.