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If the Game of Thrones franchise is anything to go by, the final episode and even more detrimentally, the final scene can make or break a series – even if it was wildly popular beforehand. That is why crime drama Breaking Bad has continued to be beloved, even since its end in 2013. No one can forget the moment that Walter White laid on the floor, surrounded by lab equipment as he seemingly bled out, but to this day his speculative death has been questioned. That is, until now.

For six years it has been a hot topic amongst fanatics of the series but according to Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, yes, he is in fact dead. Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show, when asked about the final scene and the fate of its protagonist, he responded, “Yeah, I’m gonna give you that one, Rich, because I love you so much. Yes, Walter White is dead. Yes.” The creative side-stepped the question in the past. In 2017, a Reddit user asked the same question with Gilligan replying with, “Sure looked that way to me!”

The resurgence of its speculation came after the release of the first trailer to El Camino: A Breaking Bad which shows Aaron Paul’s character Jessie Pinkman on the run. The new film headed to Netflix on October 11 will see a return of the cast, however it is not known whether White will make an appearance. When asked during the same interview if the character would, Gilligan gave an unclear answer.

Tune into the interview below.