Breaking Bad fans place Walter White obituary
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) - The government is shut down. There was a deadly chase in the nation's capital. But the reason Albuquerque Journals are selling out across town has nothing to do with all that seriousness. Fans are clamouring for copies of Friday editions with a fake obit for Walter White.
Placed by Breaking Bad fans who said they wanted "closure" after the series finale Sunday, the notice appears on page A4 of Friday's Journal. It's headlined "White, Walter" and includes a photo of Bryan Cranston, the actor who played the chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin on the popular AMC drama filmed in Albuquerque.
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".
Journal editor Kent Walz says his digital team reports online traffic for is about 40 times that of a typical story, and the library says calls for copies of the paper have been nonstop.