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Breaking Bad is a show about Walter White's transformation into a villain. You can't sell millions of dollars of meth without breaking a few eggs. Here is a list of every character and bystander that has died over the series.

Total
271

Season One - 2 deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party Last Words
Emilio Koyama

1x1 Walt kills Emilio 1 1x1 Walt kills Emilio 2

Poisoned by phosphine gas created by mixing red phosphorus with hot water. ("Pilot") Walter White (Coughing and spluttering)
Domingo Gallardo "Krazy 8" Molina

1x03 - Walt kills Krazy 8

Strangled to death with a bike lock. ("...and the Bag's in the River") Walter White "You're doing the right thing, Walter"

Season Two - 176 deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party Last Words
No-Doze

A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal 10

Beaten to death. ("Seven Thirty-Seven") Tuco Salamanca "No Tuco, I'm just...I'm just saying"
Gonzo

2x1 Gonzo dead

Accidentally crushed by a settling car in a junkyard, which partially severed his arm causing him to bleed to death. ("Seven Thirty-Seven") N/A Unknown
Tuco Salamanca

2x2 Hank kills Tuco

Shot in the forehead during a shootout with Hank. ("Grilled") Hank Schrader "Tell me what you did, Walter"
Convenience Store Clerk

Ep-6-7

Stabbed during the theft of an ATM. ("Peekaboo") Spooge Unknown
Spooge

2x6 ATM on Spooge

Head crushed with an ATM. ("Peekaboo") Spooge's Lady "Skank!"
Tortuga

2x7 Tortuga 2

Decapitated. ("Negro y Azul") Marco Salamanca "Thank you, boss"
Unnamed DEA agent

Tortuga

Blown up with bomb on tortoise. ("Negro y Azul") The Cousins Unknown
Christian "Combo" Ortega

2x11 dead Combo

Shot several times in the abdomen and in the back. ("Mandala") Tomás Cantillo, on orders from the Rival Dealers "What are you waiting for, go!'
Jane Margolis

2x12 Jane choking

Asphyxiated on her own vomit while on heroin. Walt chose not to save her. ("Phoenix")

Herself and Walter White

Unknown
167 unnamed passengers on the Wayfarer 515 and JM 21 flights

2x13 Wayfarer crash

The flights had a mid-air collision after they were given poor air traffic coordinates 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/Varies

Season Three - 27 deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party Last Words
Olive Oil, 9 other Mexican passengers

No Mas

Shot at close proximity, then left in the back of a truck while it was set afire. ("No Más") The Cousins Unknown/Varies
Coyote driver

Episode-1-Cousins-760

Shot in the back while running away, then in the head to kill him. ("No Más") Leonel Salamanca "What the hell's going on in there?"
Mrs. Peyketewa

3x6 Mrs. Peyketewa

Killed in an unspecified manner. ("Sunset") The Cousins Unknown
Deputy Bobby Kee

3x6 Deputy Bobby Kee

Struck in the back with an axe. ("Sunset") Marco Salamanca "On your knees or I'll fire!"
Unnamed Man

3x7 Unnamed Man shot

Shot once in the chest and head at point blank range. ("One Minute") Marco Salamanca "Jesus"
Marco Salamanca

3x7 Marco Salamanca shot 3x7-Marco

Shot once in the head with a hollow point bullet. ("One Minute") Hank Schrader, via manipulation by Gustavo Fring "Too easy"
Leonel Salamanca

3x8 Leonel Salamanca CPR

Poisoned with an unknown substance. ("I See You") Mike Ehrmantraut, on orders from Gustavo Fring "Finish him"
Juan Bolsa's Two Bodyguards

3x8 Bodyguards

Shot repeatedly. ("I See You")

Mexican federales, via manipulation by Gustavo Fring

Unknown/Varies
Juan Bolsa

3x8 Juan Bolsa

Shot repeatedly. ("I See You")

Mexican federales, via manipulation by Gustavo Fring

"What the hell is going on?!"
Tomás Cantillo

3x12 Tomás Cantillo body

Unknown (presumably shot). ("Half Measures") Rival Dealers Unknown
Rival Dealers

3x12 Rival Dealers hit by Aztek 3x12 Walt shoots dealer

Run over with a van and then shot once in the head. ("Half Measures") Walter White "Unknown/Varies"
4 Cartel Assassins

3x13 Cartel agents 1 and 2 3x13 Cartel agent 3 3x13 Cartel agent 4

Shot repeatedly. ("Full Measure") Mike Ehrmantraut, on orders from Gustavo Fring Varies
Gale Boetticher

Box Cutter-dead-gale

Shot once in the head. ("Full Measure") Jesse Pinkman, on orders from Walter White "You don't have to do this"
Notes
  • In "Green Light", Walt hears on the radio that Donald Margolis has shot himself and has been rushed to the hospital. His fate is unknown.

Season Four - 28 deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party Last Words
Victor

Victor

Throat slit with a boxcutter. ("Box Cutter") Gustavo Fring "The steps never change, and I know the steps."
Los Pollos Driver

4x4 Los Pollos truck driver

Shot at close proximity. ("Bullet Points") Juárez Cartel assassins "No, no, no!"
Two Cartel Assassins

4x4 Cartel assassins

Shot to death. ("Bullet Points") Mike Ehrmantraut Unknown/Varies
Los Pollos Driver

4x6 driver

Shot multiple times. ("Cornered") Juárez Cartel assassins "No, no no no no"
Two Los Pollos Guards

4x6 guards

Suffocated by exhaust while locked in the back of a Los Pollos Hermanos truck. ("Cornered") Juárez Cartel assassins (Gasping for air)
Max Arciniega

4x8 Max dead

Shot once in the head. ("Hermanos") Hector "Tio" Salamanca "I swear to God!"
Gus' henchman

4x9 henchman dead

Shot by a sniper rifle. ("Bug") Gaff Unknown
Eladio Vuente, Benicio Fuentes, Miguel, Dons Paco, Cesar, Renaldo, Artuno, Cisco, Luis, Escalada, and 2 unnamed capos

4x10 Don Eladio dead 4x10 Cartel dead

Poisoned. ("Salud") Gustavo Fring "Salud!"
Gaff

4x10 Gaff dead

Garroted. ("Salud") Mike Ehrmantraut, on orders from Gustavo Fring "Salud!"
Joaquin Salamanca

4x10 Joaquin Salamanca dead

Shot many times in the chest and abdomen. ("Salud") Jesse Pinkman Unknown
Hector "Tio" Salamanca

4x13 angry Hector 4x13 blown up room

Blown up by a pipe bomb detonated by a wheel-chair bell. ("Face Off") Hector "Tio" Salamanca and Walter White "Heavy breathing and grunting"
Tyrus Kitt

4x13 Tyrus's last smirk

Blown up by a pipe bomb detonated by a wheel-chair bell. ("Face Off") Hector "Tio" Salamanca and Walter White "It's clear"
Gustavo Fring

4x13 Gus' face off

Right side of face almost completely blown off by a pipe bomb detonated by a wheel-chair bell. ("Face Off") Hector "Tio" Salamanca and Walter White "Last chance to look at me, Hector"
Two of Gus' Guards

Labunsub1 Labunsub2

Shot many times. ("Face Off") Walter White Varies

Season Five - 38 deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party Last Words
Peter Schuler

5x2 Peter Schulder dead

Committed suicide by placing one end of a defibrillator in his mouth and the other over his heart. ("Madrigal") Himself Unknown
Duane Chow

5x2 Chow dead

Shot once in the head. ("Madrigal") Chris Mara on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle Unknown
Chris Mara

5x2 Chris shot

Shot repeatedly in the chest. ("Madrigal") Mike Ehrmantraut "Listen, Mike"
Drew Sharp

5x5 boy

Shot once in the chest. ("Dead Freight") Todd Alquist Unknown
Mike Ehrmantraut

5x7 death

Shot once in the gut. ("Say My Name") Walter White "Shut the fuck up and let me die in peace"
Dan Wachsberger, Ron Forenall, Jack McGann, Andrew Holt, Anthony Perez, Isaac Conley, William Moniz, Harris Boivin, and Raymond Martinez

5x8 death

Stabbed, choked, beaten, or bludgeoned to death. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmates, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White Varies
Dennis Markowski

5x8 fire

Set on fire. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmates, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White "No!"
Eight of Declan's men and his cook

5x10 - Gang death

Shot. ("Buried") White supremacist gang, on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle Varies
Declan

5x10 - Declan shot

Shot once in the head. ("Buried") Jack Welker, on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle

(Grunting)

Steven Gomez

Bb-ozymandias-5x14-gomezdead

Shot several times. ("Ozymandias") Jack Welker and the White Supremacist Gang Unknown
Hank Schrader

Bb-ozymandias-5x14-hankdead

Shot once in the head. ("Ozymandias") Jack Welker "Do what you got to do"
Andrea Cantillo

5x15 Todd shoots Andrea

Shot once in the head. ("Granite State") Todd Alquist "Where?"
Kenny, Matt, Frankie, Lester, and two unnamed gang members

Nazi death

Shot by remote-activated M60 machine gun. ("Felina") Walter White Unknown/Varies
Todd Alquist

5x16 - Felina PROMO 14

Garroted (with chain). ("Felina") Jesse Pinkman "Mr. White..."
Jack Welker

Jack's Death

Shot once in the head. ("Felina") Walter White "If you pull that trigger you'll never..."
Lydia Rodarte-Quayle

Lydia's Death

Poisoned with ricin. ("Felina") Walter White Unknown
Walter White

Dead Walt Closeup

Shot by his own remote-activated M60 machine gun and bleeds to death. ("Felina") Walter White "Goodbye Lydia"

Top Killers

Parties Walter White Donald Margolis Gustavo Fring White supremacists The Cousins Todd Alquist
First-Hand 16 - 13 21 16 12
Second-Hand 15 167 14 - -

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Third-Hand 167 - - - - -

Total

198 167 26 21 16 12

Suicides and Accidental Deaths

All purposeful unless otherwise specified.

  • Gonzo (accidental)
  • Jane Margolis (accidental, negligent homicide by Walter White)
  • Hector "Tio" Salamanca (suicide)
  • Peter Schuler (suicide)
  • Walter White (accidental)

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