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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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Anna    

I could care less about Brian.I was scared that they'd killed off Quagmire.

269 days ago
182.

matthatter    

Is everyone forgetting Stewie has that invention that lets people see what would if they did something. Remember when he "killed" Lois. He took off the simulator helmet. Personally I think Brain has a chick that he is seeing in the past and he knew Stewie is thinking of destroying his time
machine. So Brian puts the simulator hat
on Stewie to show him the dangers of destroying his time machine.

269 days ago
183.

Rae    

OK so in the Family Guy movie "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story" Brian dies of Theobromine Poisoning by eating chocolate he found in the....THUS Brian cannot die from being hit from a car....it would totally contradict the movie.

269 days ago
184.

Kowny Krush    

I'd be more shocked if Seff came out of the closet.
Wait, no I wouldn't.

269 days ago
185.

Suzy Q     

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

269 days ago
186.

muah321    

Ok, I am not watching the show anymore. You DO NOT kill off one of the MAIN characters, what is wrong with you? You just killed your show watch and see ....

269 days ago
187.

agb1953    

To those upset because there was no spoiler alert; if you were such a big fan you would have watched it last night.

269 days ago
188.

Luvbug    

I am very upset with this idea of brian dying on family guy...The fans have been true to the show and you let us down.. Hopefully this is a joke and they bring Brian back...Please!!!!!

269 days ago
189.

MAXPOWERS    

Shuda been you Meg.

269 days ago
190.

beezer1225    

How are they ruining it? Where is the spoiler?? Do you not watch the news? It was all over the news Monday morning!! Unless you live under a rock...

269 days ago
191.

PDQ    

Brian was the best character in the show. If anyone had to die it should have been that insufferable ass, Peter. Killing off Brian was equivalent to killing off Molly of Mike and Molly, or Snoopy from Peanuts. What a colossal mistake. They really stepped in it this time. Brian and Stewie could have carried the show all by themselves.

269 days ago
192.

Majestik    

Um, if Brian has been on the show for all 11 seasons how can he be 7 in dog years, wouldn't he be ELEVEN in dog years and 77 in human? I must've missed something in my calculations.

269 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Stewie watches Frankenweenie on the TV, digs up Brian and resurrects him. Brian is now voiced by Lewis Black. Seth McFarlane gets sued for copyright infringement, for the 18th time.

269 days ago
194.

Jasmine1984    

The whole thing is a "take" on It's a Wonderful Life . . . I'm guessing Vinny is the angel (Clarence) showing us and Brian (Jimmy Stewart) what life without Brian would be like. After a couple of episodes without Brian, we'll return to either the scene of the accident or the vet's table, Brian will come to and voila! Brian is back.

269 days ago
195.

sandy    

Why would the writers kill off Brian? They must be bringing him back somehow...maybe it was all a dream.

269 days ago
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