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'Family Guy'

BRIAN GRIFFIN DIES

11/25/2013 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
R.I.P.

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Seems Brian Griffin won't get a shot at a 3rd novel ... 'cause the martini-swigging, chick-bangin' family dog DIED on "Family Guy" last night.

Brian -- who's been on the show for all 11 seasons -- was hit by a car in last night's episode ... and died from his injuries.

Stewie tried to save his pal by going back in time and preventing the accident -- but he had JUUUST taken apart his time machine, and was unable to rebuild it before Brian croaked.



Brian was replaced by a new dog, Vinnie -- voiced by "Sopranos" star Tony Sirico.

Unclear if Brian will somehow come back to life in future episodes -- but we wouldn't be surprised if he did.

Brian was a good dog. He was an Iraq war veteran. a porn director, coke addict, police dog and (of course) a passionate writer.

Brian was 7ish ... or 49ish in dog years.

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279 COMMENTS

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136.

cpma    

Spoiler Alert! - Its a Gag - Seth is playing the audience the same way he did when Stewie supposedly died. He will be back shortly - Great stunt by Family Guy writers though- they have all of you going here

269 days ago
137.

Mary    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos

269 days ago
138.

Amber    

Don't worry everyone because he will be back later this season and next season. Inhave a feeling as though Stewie will somehow save him by fixing his time machine and going back in time.

269 days ago
139.

Daniel W. Fronc    

Brian's dry, sardonic wit and often seemingly being cursed by cir***stances made him THE classic foil for everyone else in thes show. Whoever made this decision should be taken out and run over. Bring Brian back, now!

269 days ago
140.

mike    

Sorry for the pun, but McFarland, you "screwed the pooch" with this sad stunt.

269 days ago
141.

melissa    

By killing bryan?? I am really ticked off by this and disappointed I probably will not be watching now.

269 days ago
142.

Kevin Karstens    

MY IDEA on how to 'fix' this...

Let everyone think that this is permanent for a few months...then do an ep where Stewie repairs his time machine to go back and save Brian...but Vinnie (Brian's 'replacement') sneaks along for the ride...

It is revealed that Vinnie is the son of 'New Brian' (the other dog that 'replaced' Brian for an ep awhile back), out for revenge...he paid the guy driving the car to hit Brian, then weaseled his way purposefully into the lives of the Griffins to extract his revenge...on STEWIE, for the death of his dad, 'New Brian'...

Getting Brian killed originally was the best way he could think of to hurt Stewie...and now Vinnie has to make sure Stewie is not successful in changing the timeline...will he succeed? Will Brian come back? (SPOILER ALERT: Well, DUH...of course Brian will come back...what do you think of the idea?...:)

269 days ago
143.

Alexis    

I think it's time for the whole family guy to die not just the dog. Especially that murderous thing the baby character. Maybe then the entire show will go away forever.

269 days ago
144.

aj    

wtf was seth thinking? its like he wants to lose viewers

269 days ago
145.

El Dorado    

test

269 days ago
146.

pat    

This one of my favorite shows, so if they're serious about killing him off then I'm not gonna watch the show. The chemistry with Brian and the other family members helped make the show. In fact each and every member of the main cast is what makes the show work.Hopefully they're just ****ing with us.

269 days ago
147.

El Dorado    

This is completely disgusting! Cartoons are supposed to take our minds off our troubles not make us think about morbid depressing things like death! Safe the life lesson for a drama or horror movie!

I don't want to see cartoon characters die! What is next Snoopy or Scooby Doo or Mickey Mouse? They should live on forever!

269 days ago
148.

krys723    

I'm still mad about it

269 days ago
149.

Mandi7882    

Look, I was ticked a few seasons ago when they tried to get rid of him with that other Dog. I was glad Stewie killed him. Now they kill him outright. Who is going to be the conscious of that 1/2 baked family now? They could have killed off Quagmire's Dad or Bonnie or even the Pharmacist. Any of those wuld have been hurtful too, but not Brian. There was no need for this. You got your wish, we're talking about it, now bring Brian back.

269 days ago
150.

h. cummings    

who cares!

269 days ago
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