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After the series finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad," fans of the show decided to provide their own source of closure by publishing an obituary of lead character Walter White in a local Albuquerque newspaper Friday.
Science teacher David Layman, one of the members an unofficial fan group that placed the obituary, stated that it will help provide closure, according to The Associated Press.
The notice appears on page A4 of Friday's Journal with the headline "White, Walter" and includes a photo of Bryan Cranston, the actor who played the chemistry teacher who transformed into a drug kingpin.
The obituary says the 52-year-old "founded a meth manufacturing empire" and he died "after a long battle with lung cancer and a gunshot wound."
The show shot each of the five seasons in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
10.3 million people watched the finale of the series Sunday night, according to AMC. The previous record was 6.6 million. So, it's fair to say that "Breaking Bad" did not just break the record, they shattered it.
AMC president Charlie Collier spoke about the success of "Breaking Bad."
"Breaking Bad is simply unique. It all starts with Vince Gilligan who really only ever asked for one thing – the opportunity to end the show on his own terms. That is exactly what Vince did last night and, as always, brilliantly so. Congratulations to Vince and to every single person involved in this remarkable journey. We're proud that AMC will forever be known as the birthplace and home of this iconic show and, at the same time, we tip our Heisenberg hat to the fans who made this a truly shared experience," Collier said.
The numbers for the finale viewership will most likely go up when considering those who couldn't watch it live, but plan to watch via Hulu, DVR or other devices. And, as one fan pointed out, new fans of the show who joined the game late will eventually watch the finale.
"I wonder how many more still haven't caught up on Netflix who will be watching in the weeks/months to come," wrote Twitter user Long Seidman.