‘Breaking Bad’ star Mike Batayeh dies at 52

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The popular actor and comedian Mike Batayeh passed away due a heart attack. The actor known for his role in ‘Breaking Bad‘ as Dennis Markowski, who played a laundromat manager was found dead in his sleep on June 1. the actor has done many shows and movies with stars like Adam Sandler in Don’t Mess With Zohan and also played Mike in the 2012 film Detroit Unleaded.

'Breaking Bad' star Mike Batayeh dies at 52
Mike Batayeh/IMDB

According to Deadline, his family released a statement saying- “It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that my sisters and I announce the passing of our dear brother,”. “He will be greatly missed by those who loved him and his great ability to bring laughter and joy to so many.” his family said with profound grief.

Mike Batayeh- Life As A Comedian

The actor and comedian performed stand-up in many places like New York’s Gotham and Los Angeles’ Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, the Improv, and the Icehouse. One of the few American comedians who performed in the Middle Eastern countries. Mike performed in Dubai and hosted a Showtime Arabia special, also performed in Egypt, Lebanon, Nazareth, and Jordan. The Jordanian royal family invited Mike Batayeh to do a standup at the Amman International Comedy Festival for two years straight.

'Breaking Bad' star Mike Batayeh dies at 52

Many stars from the industry reflected upon the news and paid their homage to the family at the funeral.

Mike Batayeh In Breaking Bad

Mike Batayeh was seen from 2011-2012 in three episodes of the show ‘Breaking Bad‘. In the award-winning American crime thriller, he played Dennis Markowski, the manager of Lavandería Brillante industrial laundromat. The laundromat was a disguise yes of the government for unlicensed experiments, owned by Gustavo Fring. It served as a disguise for the meth lab where Walter White and Jesse Pinkman turns out experiments.

Breaking Bad Spinoffs

Breaking Bad‘ had a spinoff ‘Better Call Saul‘ in 2015 and was a critically acclaimed as was ‘Breaking Bad’. The series had 6 season before it ended last year in 2022.

'Breaking Bad' star Mike Batayeh dies at 52

Is Breaking Bad a True Story

The American crime drama is truly based on a true story. Throughout the seasons 1-5, the creators kept the story building up with curiosity and tension and as the series was on the verge to end, it was revealed as a true crime story.

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Vidushi Miya
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