‘Breaking Bad’ actor Mike Batayeh’s cause of death revealed

The cause of death for “Breaking Bad” actor Mike Batayeh, who died June 1 at his Michigan home, has been confirmed.

In an email to The Post, a representative for the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that the 52-year-old performer died by “asphyxia hanging.”

No further details were released by the office.

His family had previously told The Post that Batayeh died in his sleep of a heart attack and that his passing was very sudden, with relatives adding that he did not have a history of heart issues.

“He will be greatly missed by those who loved him and his great ability to bring laughter and joy to so many,” his family previously said in a statement to TMZ, and a celebration of life service is set for June 16 in Plymouth, Michigan, his manager told The Post.

The Post has reached out to Batayeh’s manager and family for comment.

In his memorable role, Batayeh played Markowski — the manager of Lavandería Brillante industrial laundromat, run by drug kingpin Gus Fring — in three episodes of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” from 2011 to 2012.

Mike Batayeh portrays Dennis Markowski in an episode of "Breaking Bad."
Mike Batayeh portrays Dennis Markowski in an episode of “Breaking Bad.”

Batayeh — a comedian and voice actor who made appearances in shows including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “The Shield,” “Boy Meets World” and “CSI: Miami” — also was featured in movies including 2006’s “American Dreamz,” (2006), 2011’s “This Narrow Place” (2011) and the 2012 drama “Detroit Unleaded.”

A Detroit native, he is survived by his five sisters, as well as nieces and nephews — the latter relatives calling him their “Funcle,” according to an obituary provided by the family that called him a “kind, sensitive, intelligent and gifted soul.”

“Mike was always passionate about helping youth in the community where he lived and grew up facing similar challenges,” read another online obituary.

His family asked for donations to go to the Clark Park Coalition fund to support Southwest Detroit youth.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

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