Albuquerque, New Mexico: Breaking Bad Fan Memorial

A home-built highway fatality descanso marked the spot where fictional TV character Walter White died, outside the quonset hut that was his TV meth lab. Descanso destroyed Dec. 2013, quonset hut then bulldozed. New descanso here.

Breaking Bad Store ABQ

Address:
404 San Felipe St. NW, Albuquerque, NM
Directions:
Breaking Bad Store ABQ. I-40 exit 157A. Drive south on Rio Grande Blvd NW for a half-mile. At the stoplight bear left onto Romero St. NW. Make second left onto Church St., then left onto San Felipe St. NW. The store is a hundred yards north, on the right.
Hours:
Th-M 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
505-242-6944
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Indoor descanso and memorial.

Breaking Bad Fan Memorial

The Breaking Bad Meth Lab descanso was destroyed in December 2013. A replacement cross was built at the time by my sister Michelle Browning, but never erected -- until recently. Ed Candelaria and Marq Smith at the Breaking Bad Store ABQ took an interest and now have the replacement cross and the various candles, flowers, and shirt that people brought to pay respects to Walter White in 2013.

[Marc Valdez, 05/26/2020]
Breaking Bad Meth Lab, Descanso

Still gone, July 2014, nice location though. There might some plastic flower remnants on the ground behind a newly erected fence.

[Jonathan, 07/20/2014]
Breaking Bad Meth Lab Descanso

The descanso is definitely gone. The whole filming site appears to be getting demolished, and the fence which supported the descanso is torn down.

[Mary Cancilla, 07/19/2014]

Descanso for Walter White.

Death Site Descanso for Breaking Bad's Walter White

In New Mexico it is common for friends and relatives to erect an informal memorial for a person who has suffered a violent or unexpected death. The memorial is always located as close as possible to the place where the death occurred. It typically has a cross and flowers, with candles and mementos. Such a memorial is called a descanso.

Fans of the TV series Breaking Bad have erected a descanso for the fictional character, Walter White, a.k.a. Heisenberg, next to the property that was used to film the site of the meth lab that was the location of Heisenberg's death. The Quonset hut that held the fictitious meth lab in which Walter died can be seen from the descanso site.

A few days before this memorial was erected, fans published a fake obituary in the Albuquerque Journal, news of which spread rapidly over the globe. A copy of this obituary is included in the descanso.

[Wm Breiland, 10/12/2013]

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