'Breaking Bad' fan with cancer refused to hear how the series ends before he died
If you had the chance to find out how "Breaking Bad" will end, straight from the creator himself, Vince Gilligan, would you take that chance? 16-year-old Kevin Cordasco had that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but refused to find out one of the most sought-after spoilers of pop culture today.
So how did Cordasco even get the offer to find out how the series will end? He is actually the "Breaking Bad" superfan to whom the latest episode of the show was dedicated, and he passed away this past March after a six-year battle with neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer. The Calabasas, Calif., teen got to meet the cast and crew of the AMC series before he passed away.
"Bryan [Cranston] and his wife sat with Kevin for hours at the hospital," Kevin's father, Kevin Cordasco, tells THR . "And then Vince came to our house, along with some of the cast. They even invited Kevin to the writers room. He was beyond thrilled."
And that was when he proved just how much of a true fan he was to the series: he told Gilligan he wanted to learn Walter White's fate at the same time as the rest of the viewers -- during next month's series finale.
"He and his friends watched it obsessively and ate pizza in his bedroom," his father says. "There was something about the Walter White character ... the way he took control of his illness, and his life, that really resonated with Kevin."
The final episodes of "Breaking Bad" air on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.