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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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Laura Koning    

I hate to say this but after last night I will no longer watch this show you guys should bring him back. Stewie and brian made that show so funny ......

278 days ago
62.

wtf    

Didn't see the episode. But wondering how the time machine couldn't be rebuilt in time.

278 days ago
63.

ToniG    

I hate that Brian is gone- I really loved that dog!!! Really I can't believe that he got hit by a car...... of all things

278 days ago
64.

The Truth Is Out There    

Hmmmm. Somethings gonna happen to bring him back. Stewie and Brian buddy team were the ONLY reason to watch this show.

278 days ago
65.

Nick    

I'm traumatized over this Cartoon dogs death....I love THE FAMILY GUY, and Brian...I loved his self-center'd egotistical view of himself, and all his failed attempts at a relationship...but most of all, I loved his relationship with stewie.

278 days ago
66.

James    

You know...I was hoping for the Clippers I had misread that and it was Blake Griffin who died....But Alas...Poor Brian...who like Jesus will come back in 3 days (right about the time Seth figures out he just **** the bed by killing off one of the only characters people still watch his show for)

278 days ago
67.

Hi    

Seth McFarlane has to do so many voiceovers. Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin and Glenn Quagmire, Stan, Roger Greg Corbin (American Dad) and a bunch more. He was probably giving himself a break. Or could just be a publicity stunt for ratings.

278 days ago
68.

Skagway sioux    

I won't be watching Family Guy anymore. Brian was my favorite character . Besides the show is getting way too violent ..

278 days ago
69.

Brian P Keane    

Maybe Brian will get s guess spot on The Walking Dead The Governor Brian needs a new friend and dog.

278 days ago
70.

Sherms    

I'm not a fan of this show. In fact, I think I have probably seen only about 10 minutes of one episode, and that's it...but in those 10-minutes, I would have thought this dog was a major part of the cast, no? Kind of surprised to read this!

278 days ago
71.

Nicarol    

I've never watched it, and even I know who the dog is, and what a main character he has been on the show. I am guessing ratings are slipping, and they feel the need to change things up. Why else would you fix something that ain't broke?

278 days ago
72.

james ha    

all dogs go to heaven - - even brian.

278 days ago
73.

Bryan Foreman    

Richard Harrow died last night as well- on the Boardwalk Empire season finale. What a senseless waste of characters! When will at all end?

278 days ago
74.

spicemonkey259    

Well, Family Guy is done.

278 days ago
75.

PokeFangirl    

I think they might bring Brian back because Stewie still has the return pad that he stole from the Stewie of the alternate universe.

278 days ago
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