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List of deaths on Breaking Bad

Last edited on March 27, 2014
by SymetricalB

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.


Season One - 2 deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party
Emilio Koyama
1 of 2
Poisoned by phosphine gas created by mixing red phosphorus with hot water. ("Pilot") Walter White
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

Season Two - 176 deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party
A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal 10
Beaten to death. ("Seven Thirty-Seven") Tuco Salamanca
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
Tuco Salamanca
2x2 Hank kills Tuco
Shot in the forehead during a shootout with Hank. ("Grilled") Hank Schrader
Convenience Store Clerk
Stabbed during the theft of an ATM. ("Peekaboo") Spooge
2x6 ATM on Spooge
Head crushed with an ATM. ("Peekaboo") Spooge's Lady
2x7 Tortuga 2
Decapitated. ("Negro y Azul") Marco Salamanca
Unnamed DEA agent
Blown up with bomb on tortoise. ("Negro y Azul") The Cousins
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
Jane Margolis
2x12 Jane choking
Asphyxiated on her own vomit while on heroin. Walt chose not to save her. ("Phoenix")

Herself and Walter White

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

Season Three - 27 deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party
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
Coyote driver
Shot in the back while running away, then in the head to kill him. ("No Más") Leonel Salamanca
Mrs. Peyketewa
3x6 Mrs. Peyketewa
Killed in an unspecified manner. ("Sunset") The Cousins
Deputy Bobby Kee
3x6 Deputy Bobby Kee
Struck in the back with an axe. ("Sunset") Marco Salamanca
Unnamed Man
3x7 Unnamed Man shot
Shot twice in the chest at point blank range. ("One Minute") Marco Salamanca
Marco Salamanca
1 of 2
Shot once in the head with a hollow point bullet. ("One Minute") Hank Schrader, via manipulation by Gustavo Fring
Leonel Salamanca
3x8 Leonel Salamanca CPR
Poisoned with an unknown substance. ("I See You") Mike Ehrmantraut, on orders from Gustavo Fring
Juan Bolsa's Two Bodyguards
3x8 Bodyguards
Shot repeatedly. ("I See You")

Mexican federales, via manipulation by Gustavo Fring

Juan Bolsa
3x8 Juan Bolsa
Shot repeatedly. ("I See You")

Mexican federales, via manipulation by Gustavo Fring

Tomás Cantillo
3x12 Tomás Cantillo body
Unknown (presumably shot). ("Half Measures") Rival Dealers
Rival Dealers
1 of 2
Run over with a van and then shot once in the head. ("Half Measures") Walter White
4 Cartel Assassins
1 of 3
Shot repeatedly. ("Full Measure") Mike Ehrmantraut, on orders from Gustavo Fring
Gale Boetticher
Box Cutter-dead-gale
Shot once in the head. ("Full Measure") Jesse Pinkman, on orders from Walter White
  • 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
Throat slit with a boxcutter. ("Box Cutter") Gustavo Fring
Los Pollos Driver
4x4 Los Pollos truck driver
Shot at close proximity. ("Bullet Points") Juárez Cartel assassins
Two Cartel Assassins
4x4 Cartel assassins
Shot to death. ("Bullet Points") Mike Ehrmantraut
Los Pollos Driver
4x6 driver
Shot multiple times. ("Cornered") Juárez Cartel assassins
Two Los Pollos Guards
4x6 guards
Suffocated by exhaust while locked in the back of a Los Pollos Hermanos truck. ("Cornered") Juárez Cartel assassins
Max Arciniega
4x8 Max dead
Shot once in the head. ("Hermanos") Hector "Tio" Salamanca
Gus' henchman
4x9 henchman dead
Shot by a sniper rifle. ("Bug") Gaff
Eladio Vuente, Benicio Fuentes, Miguel, Dons Paco, Cesar, Renaldo, Artuno, Cisco, Luis, Escalada, and 2 unnamed capos
1 of 2
Poisoned. ("Salud") Gustavo Fring
4x10 Gaff dead
Garroted. ("Salud") Mike Ehrmantraut, on orders from Gustavo Fring
Joaquin Salamanca
4x10 Joaquin Salamanca dead
Shot many times in the chest and abdomen. ("Salud") Jesse Pinkman
Hector "Tio" Salamanca
1 of 2
Blown up by a pipe bomb detonated by a wheel-chair bell. ("Face Off") Hector "Tio" Salamanca and Walter White
Tyrus Kitt
4x13 Tyrus
Blown up by a pipe bomb detonated by a wheel-chair bell. ("Face Off") Hector "Tio" Salamanca and Walter White
Gustavo Fring
4x13 Gus
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
Two of Gus' Guards
1 of 2
Shot many times. ("Face Off") Walter White

Season Five - 38 deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party
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
Duane Chow
5x2 Chow dead
Shot once in the head. ("Madrigal") Chris Mara on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
Chris Mara
5x2 Chris shot
Shot repeatedly in the chest. ("Madrigal") Mike Ehrmantraut
Drew Sharp
5x5 boy
Shot once in the chest. ("Dead Freight") Todd Alquist
Mike Ehrmantraut
5x7 death
Shot once in the gut. ("Say My Name") Walter White
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
Dennis Markowski
5x8 fire
Set on fire. ("Gliding Over All") Prison inmates, on orders from Jack Welker who was contracted by Walter White
Eight of Declan's men and his cook
5x10 - Gang death
Shot. ("Buried") White supremacist gang, on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
5x10 - Declan shot
Shot once in the head. ("Buried") Jack Welker, on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
Steven Gomez
Shot several times. ("Ozymandias") Jack Welker and the White Supremacist Gang
Hank Schrader
Shot once in the head. ("Ozymandias") Jack Welker
Andrea Cantillo
5x15 Todd shoots Andrea
Shot once in the head. ("Granite State") Todd Alquist
Kenny, Matt, Frankie, Lester, and two unnamed gang members
Nazi death
Shot by remote-activated M60 machine gun. ("Felina") Walter White
Todd Alquist
5x16 - Felina PROMO 14
Strangled with chain. ("Felina") Jesse Pinkman
Jack Welker
Shot once in the head. ("Felina") Walter White
Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
Poisoned with ricin. ("Felina") Walter White
Walter White
Dead Walt Closeup
Shot by his own remote-activated M60 machine gun and bleeds to death. ("Felina") Walter White

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 - -


Third-Hand 167 - - - - -


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)