'Family Guy' Says Goodbye to a Major Character

Brian, the Griffin family's 11-year-old dog, died in Sunday night's episode of "Family Guy." His last words, spoken by creator Seth MacFarlane, were "You've given me a wonderful life. I love you all."

Brian was hit by a car in Sunday's episode.

Click through the photos as part of an In Memoriam Tribute to the cerebral canine. 

UPDATE: Fans are signing a petition to have Brian the dog come back to the show. Click here for more details.

  • FAMILY GUY: The Griffin Family: (L-R) Chris Brian, Peter, Stewie, Lois and Meg in FAMILY GUY part of Sunday's ANIMATION DOMINATION on FOX. FAMILY GUY � and � 2010 TTCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CR: FOX

  • THE SIMPSONS: Join Brian and the Griffin family for Season Ten of FAMILY GUY on FOX. FAMILY GUY ™ and © 2012 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CR: FOX

  • FAMILY GUY: An exhibition of FAMILY GUY-inspired artwork and the Fox Home Entertainment release of the FAMILY GUY Volume Four DVD Collection were celebrated at a private gala at The Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills, CA, Wednesday Nov. 8. Pictured: Creator/executive producer and voice of Peter Griffin Seth MacFarlane. FAMILY GUY ™ and ©2006TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CR: Michael Yarish/FOX

  • THE SIMPSONS: Join Stewie and Brian for Season Ten of FAMILY GUY on FOX. FAMILY GUY � and ��2012 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CR: FOX

  • FAMILY GUY: Stewie encourages Brian to write a book in the "Brian Writes a Bestseller" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Nov. 21 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. FAMILY GUY ™ and © 2010 TTCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CR: FOX

  • FAMILY GUY: Brian on FAMILY GUY on FOX. FAMILY GUY ��and ��2009 TTCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CR: FOX

  • FAMILY GUY: Brian's confidence is shaken after he reads a play that Stewie wrote and believes it's much better than his own in the all-new "Brian's Play" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, Jan. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. FAMILY GUY ™ and © 2012 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CR: FOX

  • FAMILY GUY: Brian on THE FAMILY GUY on FOX. FAMILY GUY� & �2006 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. �2006FOX BROADCASTING CR:FOX

  • FAMILY GUY: The Griffin family gather around the television to watch the apocalypse in the all-new "April in Quahog" episode of FAMILY GUY airing Sunday, April 11 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. FAMILY GUY ™ and © 2010 TTCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CR: FOX