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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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John    

Whose the idiot who killed Brian? he's one of the world's best philosophers.

334 days ago
167.

L    

he dies all the time, what makes this different?

334 days ago
168.

Ron    

How dare you kill off Brian, he and Stewie are the best characters on the whole show. Please bring Brian back.

334 days ago
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Tom     

I say, keep Brian; get rid of Meg. Meg plays such a minor role, while Brian practically IS the family guy.

334 days ago
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Clayton Ramey    

I have not seen the show in years. Was it going down hill .And they needed something to draw in viewers?

334 days ago
171.

J    

Love BRIAN.. They can't kill him off..Brian n stewie are my favorite

334 days ago
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Mary    

I'm staging a protest. If they killed off the dog, they could have at least considered giving the Griffins a cool cat. There's so much that someone can do with cats in storylines based on real cat behavior.

334 days ago
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Jasmine1984    

The episode was titled Life of Brian, his last words were "You've given me a WONDERFUL LIFE. A bell will ring, Brian will get his wings, become an angel, and the spinoff The Afterlife of Brian is born. Just a thought

334 days ago
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sherpeace    

He and the baby are the funniest ones on the show! Why would they kill him?! That is just plain stupid!

334 days ago
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juss joss    

Awh.....Noooo way Brian can't be dead. why did you kill Brian off???

334 days ago
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srewolf29    

They will end up doing what they did in Dallis make it a dream and have him walk out of the shower hahaha

334 days ago
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steve gifford    

Ridiculous! He can still go back in time AFTER he rebuilds the time machine. After all it is a TIME MACHINE!!! Doesnt matter if he already died or not! Idiots!

334 days ago
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Metta Worldhate    

Vinnie sucks. Italians are stupid. Brian will be back in 7 episodes.

334 days ago
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Tess    

OMG.......... I hardly watch this show - but I have to tell you...... Dont Kill the Dog off.......they all have their own personalities which makes the show more interesting......

334 days ago
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Tess    

Maybe they can bring him back as a ghost ......... that frequently visits them..........

334 days ago
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