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This article is about the list of deaths on Breaking Bad. For the list of deaths on Better Call Saul, see List of deaths on Better Call Saul.
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Breaking Bad is a show about Walter White's transformation into a villain. You can't sell $80 million dollars worth of meth without breaking a few eggs. The following is a list of every character and bystander that has died over the series.

Season 1: 2 deaths

Character(s) Cause of death Responsible party Last words
Emilio Koyama
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Poisoned by phosphine gas created by mixing red phosphorus with hot water in self-defense to save the lives of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. ("Pilot") Walter White "I say we cap them both."
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Strangled to death with a bicycle lock in self-defense for trying to stab Walter White. ("...and the Bag's in the River") Walter White "Unlock me, Walter."

Season 2: 176 deaths

Character(s) Cause of death Responsible party Last words
No-Doze
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Beaten up for "disrespecting" Tuco Salamanca in front of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, later succumbed to these injuries. ("Seven Thirty-Seven") Tuco Salamanca "No Tuco, come on, I'm just...I'm just saying."
Gonzo
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Accidentally crushed his arm by a settling car in a junkyard while moving No-Doze's body, which partially severed his arm and caused him to bleed to death. ("Seven Thirty-Seven") Himself (accidentally) "It's not very Christian."
Tuco Salamanca
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Shot in the forehead in self-defense during a shootout with Hank Schrader. ("Grilled") Hank Schrader "Tell me what you did!"
Convenience store clerk
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Stabbed during the theft of an ATM. ("Peekaboo") Spooge Unknown
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Head crushed with an ATM for insulting his wife. ("Peekaboo") Spooge's Lady "Skank!"
Tortuga
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Decapitated with a machete for being a DEA informant. ("Negro y Azul") Marco Salamanca "Gracias, jefe." ("Thank you, boss.")
Unnamed Federale
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Blown up with a bomb placed on a tortoise. ("Negro y Azul") The Cousins Unknown
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Shot several times in the abdomen and in the back for dealing on rival territory. ("Mandala") Tomás Cantillo, on orders from the Rival Dealers "What are you waiting for? Go!"
Jane Margolis
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Asphyxiated on her own vomit while on heroin. Allowed to die by Walter White because of the threat she posed to his business and relationship with Jesse Pinkman. ("Phoenix") Herself, via being inadvertently flipped onto her back by Walter White Unknown
167 unnamed passengers on the Wayfarer 515 and JM 21 flights
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Mid-air collision inadvertently caused by Donald Margolis, who was suffering emotional strain after the death of his daughter. ("ABQ") Donald Margolis (by extension of Walter White's actions) Unknown

Season 3: 27 deaths

Character(s) Cause of death Responsible party Last words
10 Mexican passengers, including Olive Oil
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Shot at close proximity, then left in the back of a truck while it was set afire. Olive Oil was killed for recognizing The Cousins as cartel members, and the other passengers were killed to cover up. ("No Más") The Cousins "¿Qué tiene en la punta? Un poco de plata..."

("Hey, what's on the toes there? Little silver...") (Olive Oil) Unknown/Varies (Others)

Coyote driver
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Shot in the back while running away, then in the head to finish him. Killed to cover up the murder of Olive Oil and the other passengers. ("No Más") Leonel Salamanca "What the hell's going on in there?"
Mrs. Peyketewa
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Killed in an unspecified manner, possibly shot or struck with an axe. Killed so The Cousins could take residence in her house. ("Sunset") The Cousins Unknown
Deputy Bobby Kee
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Struck in the back with an axe for investigating the murder of Mrs. Peyketewa. ("Sunset") Marco Salamanca "On your knees or I'll fire!"
Unnamed man
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Shot once in the chest and head at point blank range for being present during the assassination attempt of Hank Schrader. ("One Minute") Marco Salamanca "Jesus."
Marco Salamanca
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Shot once in the head in self-defense with a hollow point bullet after attempting to murder Hank Schrader. ("One Minute") Hank Schrader, via manipulation by Gustavo Fring "No. Muy fácil." ("Too easy.")
Leonel Salamanca
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Poisoned with an unknown substance to prevent Juan Bolsa from finding out Gustavo Fring sanctioned the hit on Hank Schrader. ("I See You") Mike Ehrmantraut, on orders from Gustavo Fring "Terminalo." ("Finish him.")
Two bodyguards of Juan Bolsa
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Shot repeatedly after federales were lured to Juan Bolsa's home by Gustavo Fring. ("I See You") Mexican federales, via manipulation by Gustavo Fring Unknown/Varies
Juan Bolsa
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Shot repeatedly after federales were lured to his home by Gustavo Fring. ("I See You") Mexican federales, via manipulation by Gustavo Fring "What the hell is going on?"
Tomás Cantillo
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Unknown (presumably shot). Possibly killed to tie up loose ends related to Gustavo Fring's use of children in his business. ("Half Measures") Rival Dealers, possibly on orders from Gustavo Fring Unknown
The two Rival Dealers
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Ran over by a car and then shot once in the head to save the life of Jesse Pinkman. ("Half Measures") Walter White Unknown/Varies
4 Cartel assassins
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Shot repeatedly to save Duane Chow. ("Full Measure") Mike Ehrmantraut, on orders from Gustavo Fring in order to save/with assistance from Duane Chow Unknown/Varies
Gale Boetticher
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Shot once in the face to save the life of Walter White. ("Full Measure") Jesse Pinkman, on orders from Walter White "You don't have to do this."

Season 4: 28 deaths

Character(s) Cause of death Responsible party Last words
Victor
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Throat slit with a boxcutter, bled to death. Killed for being a risk to Gustavo Fring's business by being spotted at the scene of Gale Boetticher's murder. ("Box Cutter") Gustavo Fring "The steps never change, and I know every step."
Los Pollos Hermanos Driver
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Shot at close proximity during a Los Pollos Hermanos truck robbery. ("Bullet Points") Cartel assassins "No, no, no!"
Two Cartel assassins
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Shot to death for attempting to rob a Los Pollos Hermanos truck. ("Bullet Points") Mike Ehrmantraut Unknown/Varies
Los Pollos Hermanos Driver
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Shot multiple times during a Los Pollos Hermanos truck robbery. ("Cornered") Cartel assassins "No, no no no no!"
Two Los Pollos Hermanos guards
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Suffocated by exhaust fumes while locked in the back of a Los Pollos Hermanos truck during a robbery. ("Cornered") Cartel assassins (Gasping for air)
Max Arciniega
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Shot once in the head for offending Don Eladio. ("Hermanos") Hector Salamanca "¡Por favor, se lo ju-!"

("¡I swear to God!")

Nick
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Shot by a sniper rifle during an attempt to take out Gus Fring's employees. ("Bug") Gaff Unknown
10 Cartel members, including Don Paco, Don Cesar, Don Renaldo, Don Artuno, Don Cisco, Don Luis, Don Escalada, Benicio Fuentes and Miguel

Overhead view of the 11 bodies (including Eladio and Gaff and excluding Miguel in the house)

Poisoned tequila, killed so Gustavo Fring could destroy the Cartel. ("Salud") Gustavo Fring "¿Si, jefe?" ("¿Yeah, boss?") (Miguel)

Unknown/Varies (others)

Gaff
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Garroted with fiberwire so he could not interfere with Gustavo Fring's murder of cartel leaders. ("Salud") Mike Ehrmantraut, on orders from Gustavo Fring "¡Salud!" ("To health!")
Eladio Vuente
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Poisoned tequila, both to destroy the Cartel and as revenge for the murder of Max Arciniega. ("Salud") Gustavo Fring "¿?" ("You?")
Joaquin Salamanca
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Shot several times in the chest and abdomen so Gustavo Fring, Mike Ehrmantraut, and Jesse Pinkman could escape. ("Salud") Jesse Pinkman Unknown
Hector Salamanca
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Suicide bombed by a pipe bomb detonated from a wheelchair bell to kill Gustavo Fring. ("Face Off") Himself (with assistance from Walter White) "It is! It is personal–"
Tyrus Kitt
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Blown up by a pipe bomb detonated by a wheelchair bell for being present during Hector Salamanca's suicide bombing. ("Face Off") Hector Salamanca (with assistance from Walter White) "It's clear."
Gustavo Fring
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Right side of face almost completely blown off by a pipe bomb detonated by a wheelchair bell. Several third degree burns on skin. Killed for destroying the Cartel and killing the last of the Salamancas. ("Face Off") Hector Salamanca (with assistance from Walter White) "Last chance to look at me, Hector."
Two superlab guards
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Shot several times with a .38 snubnosed revolver to save the life of Jesse Pinkman. ("Face Off") Walter White "What, you got a problem with stairs?" (first guard)

Unknown (second guard)

Season 5A: 15 deaths

Character(s) Cause of death Responsible party Last words
Peter Schuler
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Committed suicide to avoid criminal charges connected to Gustavo Fring. Placed one end of a defibrillator in his mouth and the other over his heart, electrocuting himself to death. ("Madrigal") Himself "Ja, Frau Tromel." ("Yes, Ms. Tromel.")
Duane Chow
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Shot once in the head to fulfill a hit contract. ("Madrigal") Chris Mara on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle Unknown
Chris Mara
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Shot repeatedly in the chest with a silenced pistol for attempting to kill Mike Ehrmantraut. ("Madrigal") Mike Ehrmantraut "Listen, Mike–"
Drew Sharp
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Shot once in the chest with a pistol for being present during Walter White's train robbery. ("Dead Freight") Todd Alquist Unknown
Mike Ehrmantraut
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Shot once in the gut with a .357 caliber revolver, bled out. Killed for refusing to give the names of his men to Walter White and insulting him. ("Say My Name") Walter White "Shut the fuck up, and let me die in peace."
Dan Wachsberger
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Stabbed to death to cover up involvement with Walter White's business. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmate members of Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White (Screaming)
Ron Forenall
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Stabbed to death to cover up involvement with Walter White's business. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmate members of Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White "HEY!"
Andrew Holt
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Stabbed to death to cover up involvement with Walter White's business. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmate member of Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White Unknown
Jack McGann
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Stabbed to death to cover up involvement with Walter White's business. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmate members of Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White Unknown
Isaac Conley
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Stabbed to death to cover up involvement with Walter White's business. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmate members of Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White Unknown
Harris Boivin
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Stabbed to death to cover up involvement with Walter White's business. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmate members of Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White Unknown
Raymond Martinez
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Stabbed to death to cover up involvement with Walter White's business. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmate member(s) of Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White Unknown
Anthony Perez
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Stabbed to death to cover up involvement with Walter White's business. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmate members of Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White Unknown
William Moniz
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Stabbed to death to cover up involvement with Walter White's business. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmate members of Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White Unknown
Dennis Markowski
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Doused in rubbing alcohol, set on fire and burned alive to cover up involvement with Walter White's business. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmate members of Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White "Help me!"

Season 5B: 23 deaths

Character(s) Cause of death Responsible party Last words
Nine of Declan's men, including his cook
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Shot repeatedly for refusing to cooperate with Lydia Rodarte-Quayle. ("Buried") Jack Welker's Gang, on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle and Jack Welker Unknown/Varies
Declan
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Shot once in the head for refusing to cooperate with Lydia Rodarte-Quayle. ("Buried") Jack Welker, on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle "You stay here."
Steven Gomez
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Shot several times during a shootout with Jack Welker's gang. ("Ozymandias") Jack Welker and his gang You heard the man! Put ‘em down!”
Hank Schrader
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Shot once in the head after a shootout with Jack Welker's gang. ("Ozymandias") Jack Welker "Do what you're gonna do-"
Andrea Cantillo
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Shot once in the head to punish Jesse Pinkman. ("Granite State") Todd Alquist "Where?"
Six gang members, including Kenny, Matt, Frankie, and Lester
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Shot repeatedly by remote-activated M60 machine gun in revenge for stealing Walter White's money and murdering Hank Schrader. ("Felina") Walter White "Yeah, Toddy, get them both off!" (Kenny)

Unknown/Varies (Others)

Todd Alquist
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Strangled to death with chain shackles, neck broken in revenge for murdering Andrea Cantillo and for imprisoning and torturing Jesse Pinkman. ("Felina") Jesse Pinkman "Mr. White..."
Jack Welker
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Shot once in the head, after being mortally wounded by 2 or 3 shots from a remote-activated M60 machine gun. Killed in revenge for murdering Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez. ("Felina") Walter White "You pull that trigger you'll never..."
Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
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Fatally poisoned with ricin for betraying and working against Walter White. ("Felina",  "El Camino") Walter White "Oh my god."
Walter White
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Accidentally hit by a ricocheting bullet fire by his remote-activated M60 machine gun, bled out. ("Felina") Himself (accidentally) "Well... goodbye, Lydia."

El Camino: 3 Deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party Last Words
Sonia
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Strangled to death with a belt ("El Camino") Todd Alquist Unknown
Neil Kandy
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Shot five times in the chest ("El Camino") Jesse Pinkman "You ready?"
Casey
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Shot in the head ("El Camino") Jesse Pinkman "Jesus, Neil. Come on man, I didn't mean this."

Top Killers

Parties Walter White Walt's Drug Empire Gustavo Fring Jack Welker's Gang The Cousins
Murders committed by 13 30 13 13 16
Murders connected to 15 - 14 10 -
Deaths connected to 170 3 - - -
Total 198 33 27 23 16
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Deaths that took place before the events of the series

Deaths that took place after the events of the series

  • Lydia Rodarte-Quayle - Poisoned by Walter White with ricin. While she was poisoned during Breaking Bad, she's never seen dying on-screen, and given that she's mentioned to still be alive during El Camino, although in critical condition and not expected to survive, she probably died after or during the events of the movie.

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