Although a fake funeral and mock burial for the fictional, yet iconic “Breaking Bad” character, Walter White, raised thousands of dollars for charity on Oct. 19, 2013, some Albuquerque, New Mexico residents want the grave unearthed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The AMC show, which aired its series finale last month to 10.3 million viewers, was filmed in Albuquerque, thus the city was used as a backdrop in most every episode.
The funeral on Saturday included a procession led by a hearse and the famous RV in which Walter and his sidekick, Jesse Pinkman, first cooked meth, according to the Reporter.
Those in attendance – about 200 – paid money to be part of the event and were allowed to throw dirt on the empty coffin.
A real grave site with a headstone was then created for Walter.
The Reporter notes that Michael Flowers, who was “Breaking Bad’s” set director, delivered the eulogy as the crowd cheered.
Almost $17,000 was raised by the funeral, which will be donated to a local homeless organization.
Nevertheless, residents of the area are concerned that Walter White’s grave site will draw a slew of tourists to the Albuquerque cemetery, which should be “a place of mourning… not a spectacle,” according to Manuel Montano.
According to the Reporter, Montano told KOB that his son is buried not far from Walter’s “makeshift grave site.”
The report also indicates a petition has been created to unearth the grave, noting the home depicted as Walter White’s in the show draws around 10,000 cars a month full of “Breaking Bad” fans.
The petition also states that “a physical grave site will encourage tourists to visit a sacred burial site of hundreds and hundreds of loved ones.”
According to the Reporter, the petition also says that cemetery officials will consider unearthing Walter's grave if crowds become a problem.