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Walter White's death on Sunday's Breaking Bad finale has been immortalized by his hometown Albuquerque Journal, which ran an obituary for the character.

The photo chosen is from his pre-Heisenberg days. No hat:

Walter White Obituary

Walt is listed as co-founder of Gray Matter - which ended up being a key plot point -  and died from a "long battle with lung cancer, and a gunshot wound."

Skyler, meanwhile, apparently dropped the White surname.

In lieu of flowers for the fallen meth kingpin, the notice of his death says "donations can be made to a drug abuse prevention charity of your choice."

The Albuquerque Journal says the obituary for the iconic TV character was designed, written and paid for by a group of die-hard Breaking Bad fans.

That's awesome.

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It should satisfy the enormous ego of Walter White to know that he went out in a blaze of record-setting glory.

The series finale of Breaking Bad - which ended with Walt freeing Jesse, killing a lot of Neo-Nazis and passing away from a gunshot wound inside a meth lab - shattered series ratings on AMC, garnering 10.3 million overall viewers.

That's an astounding 300% increase over last year's finale, with 6.7 million of those viewers residing in the advertiser-friendly demographic of 18-49-year olds.

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Hey, did you hear that Breaking Bad ended last night?

No, really, in case you've been residing under a rock for the past few weeks, the AMC drama aired its series finale on Sunday, an episode as hyped and as promoted as any in recent memory.

Did it live up to expectations? Decide for yourself and grade the episode now.

Did it nearly break the Internet? Yes, as lay people and famous folks around the country Tweeted up a storm in reaction to "Felina." Check out the following video now for some celebrity reaction and then scroll down for more...

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The Breaking Bad finale has come and gone, and there were relatively few unanswered questions left in its wake, at least in terms of plot points.

No one can say they were let down by this ending in terms of its finality. No Lost or Sopranos ambiguity here. At all. Bad was pretty much all tied up.

WARNING: If you haven't seen it, major spoilers below ...

Breaking Bad Series Finale Scene

Walt came home from the Granite State (Live Free or Die), ingeniously worked his way into Uncle Jack's compound and rigged a machine gun to kill his crew.

He ended up taking a bullet himself during that elaborate stunt, fittingly bleeding out by his own hand. But not before he found some level of redemption.

Walt used the Ricin on Lydia, a substitute for her beloved sweetener. How, logistically, did he pull that off? We're left guessing there. But it happened.

He freed poor Jesse, who we saw in a flashback crafting and caressing the wooden box he once spoke of fondly in therapy, from slavery under Todd.

He even, at least to a degree, made up with Skyler.

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Breaking Bad may now be over, but the debate rages on.

With Walter White accidentally taking his own life on the finale of this iconic AMC drama, the journey of a high school chemistry teacher from mild mannered husband and father to narcissistic, murder drug lord is complete.

Was it the best finale in TV history? Probably not. The best final season in TV history? It would be difficult to argue otherwise.

But where does Breaking Bad stand when compared to other memorable shows on the small screen?

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At one point on the Breaking Bad series finale, Walter White breaks into his estranged wife's new home and tells her he's there for a "proper goodbye."

Which, of course, begs the question:

Did the program many consider to be the best in television history send itself off this week with a proper goodbye?

In our opinion? Yes, if you were looking for a finale that represented what made the drama so terrific in the first place; no, if you were seeking a jaw-dropping twist or bombshell of some kind.

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Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul made a cameo on Saturday Night Live last night in a season-opening faux press conference by President Barack Obama.

On the eve of the Breaking Bad finale, and with Affordable Care Act health care exchanges set to open Tuesday, Paul made a heartfelt pitch for Obamacare.

Or Jesse Pinkman did, we should say. Take a look (4:25):

Paul, as his Emmy-winning character, described how a certain friend of his in New Mexico could have benefited from Obama's signature legislation.

Because there was no Obamacare, Jesse's unnamed friend was forced to undergo drastic measures to pay for his treatment and provide for his family:

Cooking massive amounts of meth and murdering people.

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How will it end for Walter White on the Breaking Bad finale? Regardless, he will go down as one of the best TV characters on one of the best shows of all time.

Since its unheralded inception in 2008, the AMC drama has arguably been the best drama ever, and unlike its protagonist Walt, it's only gotten better with age.

Tonight's swan song has become a wildly anticipated TV event in part because we've known for so long that the end is near for the drama, and for Walt.

Creator Vince Gilligan set out with the premise of turning Mr. Chips into Scarface, and that vision has been unyielding through five seasons and 61 episodes.

There have been few, if any, convoluted tangents, plot holes or unneeded melodramatic twists. Just one riveting, ongoing and impeccably produced journey.

We saw Bryan Cranston's Walt at the beginning of that vision, and after his rapid rise and fall from meth lord grace, tonight we will see him at its end.

The only thing left to do is fill in the blanks. Does Walt die? And how?

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Remember at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego?

When Bryan Cranston proved just how awesome he is by walking around the downtown convention center in a Heisenberg mask? Making attendees believe he was just a dedicated Breaking Bad fan?

That rubber mask - signed by Cranston - is now on sale at eBay and, as of last night, it was fetching $23,400!

Bidding closes at 8 p.m. EST Sunday, one hour before Walter White's journey comes to an end on the Breaking Bad finale.

So we have to ask: How much would you pay for Bryan Cranston's Heisenberg mask?

 

 

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Thank you, Internet.

In the wake of Jeff Daniels' shocking Emmy Awards win last night for Best Actor in a Drama - for his role as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom - some genius World Wide Web user has mashed up the star's acceptance speech with the concluding scene of the Breaking Bad Season 4 episode, "Crawl Space."

Because, no offense to Mr. Daniels, but isn't this how we all felt after learning that Bryan Cranston somehow did not come out on top? What else is there to do but collapse in stunned, horrified laughter?

Watch Cranston's iconic character do just that as Daniels says some stuff on stage now: