Advertisement

Fans shocked as ‘Family Guy’ kills off a major character

A member of the Griffin family was killed off on the Nov. 24 episode of 'Family Guy.'.
A member of the Griffin family was killed off on the Nov. 24 episode of 'Family Guy.'. Handout

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

TORONTO — Fans of Family Guy were surprised Sunday when the show killed off one of its beloved characters.

Brian, the Griffin family’s martini-swilling dog, died after being hit by a car.

“You’ve given me a wonderful life,” he said before taking his last breath. “I love you all.”

Family Guy executive producer Steve Callaghan said Brian’s death was “a fun way to shake things up.”

He told E! News: “We got very excited about the way this change will affect the family dynamics and the characters.”

The Griffin family is already moving on. Brian has been replaced by Vinny, a pooch voiced by Sopranos star Tony Sirico.

Story continues below advertisement

Family Guy airs Sunday nights on Global. It returns with a new episode on Dec. 8.