“Breaking Bad” Return Episode Dedicated to Teen Who Died from Cancer
(NEW YORK) -- The return episode of Breaking Bad this past Sunday was dedicated to Kevin Cordasco, a teenage fan of the AMC series who died from cancer.
The episode included an on-screen dedication to the 16-year-old from Calabasas, California, who had been fighting neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer, for several years. Kevin lost his battle on March 11.
Cordasco's father, also named Kevin Cordasco, told The Hollywood Reporter, "He and his friends watched it obsessively and ate pizza in his bedroom. There was something about the Walter White character…the way he took control of his illness, and his life, that really resonated with Kevin."
Before Cordasco passed, he got to meet show creator Vince Gilligan, star Bryan Cranston, and other cast members. Kevin’s father adds, "Bryan and his wife sat for hours at the hospital. They even invited Kevin to the writers’ room. He was beyond thrilled."
Cordasco's parents were grateful the producers made their son's dreams come true before he died, and they plan on continuing the tradition of watching Breaking Bad every week with Kevin’s friends.
Breaking Bad resumed its fifth and final season on Sunday.
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