The Albuquerque Journal newspaper ran an obituary for Walt following his onscreen demise. The paper of course had his cause of death be accurate to the show.
“White, Walter, aka ‘Heisenberg,’ 52, of Albuquerque, died Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer, and a gunshot wound,” the obit reads. “A co-founder of Gray Matter, White was a research chemist who taught high school chemistry and later founded a meth manufacturing empire. He is survived by his wife, Skyler Lambert; son Walter ‘Flynn’ Jr.; and daughter Holly. A private memorial was held by his family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a drug abuse prevention charity of your choice. He will be greatly missed.”
While that whole family private memorial thing seems like a bit of a stretch considering where Walt last stood with his family, one thing is certain: he will be greatly missed. “Breaking Bad’s” final episode aired on Sept. 29.