‘Breaking Bad’ fans place Walter White obituary in the Albuquerque Journal

High school science teacher David Layman and other members of the “Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour” Facebook group, paid for the Walter White death notice that appears on 4A in today’s Albuquerque Journal. (See how it appears on the page.)

“I’ve been a humongous ‘Breaking Bad’ fan since the beginning,” says Layman, who notes that he has a student named Jesse. “I was actually in the pilot, and putting the obit in the paper was fitting, because the series was based in Albuquerque and it provides some of us some closure.”

* “Breaking Bad” fans place Walter White obit in the Albuquerque paper (abqjournal.com)
* Shame on me — and the Albuquerque Journal — for revealing the ending? Read the discussion on my Facebook wall (facebook.com)

Update: The Associated Press, Gawker and others have now written about the obit.

Update 2: The Albuquerque Journal tells me the obit cost $166 plus tax.

Update 3: The obit set an ABQJournal.com traffic record.