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Ailing California teen Kevin Cordasco shushed anyone who dared to speak whenever he watched his beloved Breaking Bad from his hospital bed. And on Sunday night, his family is convinced, he was watching the long-awaited final season's opener in his own way, from somewhere, and acknowledged the nod to their astute young superfan. The critically acclaimed AMC series dedicated Sunday's episode to Cordasco, who, at age 16, died in March after a seven-year battle with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer. Before his death, the Calabasas, Calif., teen had befriended star Bryan Cranston, show creator Vince Gilligan and others affiliated with the show, »

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