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. The following is a list of every character and extra that has died over the series.

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)
1x03 - Walt kills Krazy 8
Strangled to death with a bike lock. ("...and the Bag's in the River") Walter White "Unlock me, Walter."

Season Two - 176 deaths

Cause of Death Responsible Party Last Words
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Beaten to death. ("Seven Thirty-Seven") Tuco Salamanca "No Tuco, I'm just...I'm just saying"
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
Stabbed during the theft of an ATM. ("Peekaboo") Spooge Unknown
2x6 ATM on Spooge
Head crushed with an ATM. ("Peekaboo") Spooge's Lady "Skank!"
2x7 Tortuga 2
Decapitated. ("Negro y Azul") Marco Salamanca "Thank you, boss"
Unnamed DEA agent
Blown up with bomb on tortoise. ("Negro y Azul") The Cousins Unknown
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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
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
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 in order to save/with assistance from Duane Chow Varies
Gale Boetticher
Shot once in the head. ("Full Measure") Jesse Pinkman, on orders from Walter White "You don't have to do this"
  • 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
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 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 "¿Tú?" ("You?")
4x10 Gaff dead
Garroted. ("Salud") Mike Ehrmantraut, on orders from Gustavo Fring "¡Salud!" ("To health!")
Joaquin Salamanca
4x10 Joaquin Salamanca dead
Shot many times in the chest and abdomen. ("Salud") Jesse Pinkman Unknown
Hector Salamanca
4x13 angry Hector
4x13 blown up room
Blown up by a pipe bomb detonated by a wheel-chair bell. ("Face Off") Himself 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 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 Salamanca and Walter White "Hall!"
Two of Gus' Guards
Shot many times. ("Face Off") Walter White "What, you got a problem with stairs?"

Season Five - 37 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 "Yes, Ms. Tromel."
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 "Help me!"
Eight of Declan's men and his cook
5x10 - Gang death
Shot. ("Buried") White supremacist gang, on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle Varies
5x10 - Declan shot
Shot once in the head. ("Buried") Jack Welker, on orders from Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Grunting)
Steven Gomez
Shot several times. ("Ozymandias") Jack Welker and the White Supremacist Gang Unknown
Hank Schrader
Shot once in the head. ("Ozymandias") Jack Welker "Do what you're gonna do"
Andrea Cantillo
5x15 - Granite State 15
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 "Yeah, Toddy, get them both off!"(Kenny)


Todd Alquist
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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 "Oh my god."


Walter White
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Shot by remote-activated M60 machine gun. ("Felina") Himself "Well...goodbye Lydia."

Top Killers

Parties Walter White Donald Margolis Gustavo Fring White supremacists The Cousins
Murders committed by 15 - 13 13 16
Murders connected to 16 - 14 10 -
Deaths connected to 170 167 - - -
Total 201 167 27 23 16
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Suicides and Accidental Deaths

All purposeful unless otherwise specified.

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

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