Family Guy fans reacted in shock, dismay and anger Sunday night after Brian, the Griffins’ family dog and a fan-favourite regular character, was killed off and replaced with a new pet in short order.
In the episode titled “Life of Brian,” the talking dog (voiced by show creator Seth MacFarlane) is hit by a speeding car while crossing the road.
A lengthy hospital scene shows Brian pass away surrounded by the rest of the Griffin family.
Brian has been a series staple since the show debuted in 1999.
Brian Griffin joins the list of deceased cartoon pets including Seymour the dog from Futurama and at least four cats named Snowball from The Simpsons.
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