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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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MickyC    

Never heard of the bleepin' show, so who gives a flying burrito brother if some cartoon dog character died? Seriously!

295 days ago
32.

Red Sam Rackham    

Family Guy will bring back Brian when 2 And A Half Men brings back Charlie.

295 days ago
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David K    

WORST decision In 30 years . The only decision made in a sitcom worse than last nights shocker was Killing off the father on GooD times. Lagging ratings. and bad scripts all season prompted producer Steve Callghan to do this.
He is dead wrong. Why kill your second funniest character.
Who is Stewie going on troad trips with now--VINNIE the Sterotypical Italian dog.
Why dont you traumitize some kids who love watching Brian as well. Your show has SUCKED for two years now-so this is how you TRY and revive. it.
Wrong-you just killed it completely. I guess you wont need to be writing too many more jokes--the shows cancelation ios v ery near. Onyl question is who will be NEXT to be killed off. SAD writing, poor Brian, jus Sad.

295 days ago
34.

Jesse B     

He died and so did my viewership...the end of an era.

295 days ago
35.

bcats    

I'm appalled! They can't do that to me! I'll throw a fit! I'll................

295 days ago
36.

mike    

What is stupid is the fact that they killed off one dog character to replace him with another dog character. What was gained for the show with that stunt? And why a "wiseguy" character? What does the new character bring to the show in the future? Can he sing and dance like Brian did, especially in the Sinatra Jr. and Stewie episodes? Just don't understand why, with all the superfluous characters to play with, why did they not bump off Mort? Or Tucker? Or West? Or Shiela? Or Bart? Or Roger? Or Lassie? Or Pee Wee? or..........?

295 days ago
37.

Sylvia    

Well, they just lost a loyal Family Guy fan. Won't be wathcing anymore. Won't be the same without Brian. Buh bye!

295 days ago
38.

bcats    

I'm appalled! They can't do this to me! I'll through a fit! I'll.............. I'm so sad, BRING HIM BACK, HE IS THE BEST PART OF THE SHOW! DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

295 days ago
39.

Larski    

One can only say, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

295 days ago
40.

ragu4u    

Bastards!

295 days ago
41.

Azi    

I hope Vinnie is a shelter dog.

295 days ago
42.

Randy     

I haven't watched the show in a couple years. I like Tony Sirico a lot so maybe I'll have to check it out again.

295 days ago
43.

Rich    

Well, they just killed another show. Sometimes I wonder what goes through the minds of people.

295 days ago
44.

afton    

I'm going to miss him

295 days ago
45.

Scout    

Brian was the bestest dog ever! I hope they bring him back and kill off Meg. She's gross.

295 days ago
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