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Cal Worthington

Legendary Car Salesman

DEAD AT 92

9/9/2013 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0909_cal_worthington_article_tmzCal Worthington -- the legendary car dealer who became famous for his "Go see Cal" TV commercials has gone on to that great used car lot in the sky, TMZ has learned.

Worthington -- who had dealerships in Long Beach, CA, Anchorage, Alaska, Phoenix, Houston, Sacramento and other cities -- died Sunday at his ranch in California.

According to his family, Worthington passed away while watching Sunday football. The family didn't say what caused his death.

Worthington Ford in Long Beach immediately paid tribute to their fallen leader with an electronic billboard that read, "Rest In Peace."

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Worthington did commercials for decades, often sharing the screen with animals including his dog Spot. 

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Cal became a celebrity in his own right, attracting paparazzi whenever he went to restaurants.  Part of his fame was his dealerships, but part was also his attraction to young women.

Cal was recently divorced from Anna Mjoll, who's in her 40s.

Cal had 5 kids.

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Werktwerk    

Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

224 days ago
17.

liveguy12    

So sad.

224 days ago
18.

Werktwerk    

This guy was awesome!!! "Go see Cal, Go See Cal!!" Will be missed :(

224 days ago
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catster    

P.u.s.s.y cow!

224 days ago
20.

mary    

you forgot to mention he was a WWIi war hero...thank you Cal...rip

224 days ago
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charlei harper    

LA Thunderbirds, Kenji Shabuya, Lohman and Barkley, Jerry Dunphy, all So. Californias legends and now Cal Worhtington.

224 days ago
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Werktwerk    

When we were little kids, we use to sing, "pus*y cow, pus*y cow, pus*y cow!!!!" Lol we didn't know it was "go see Cal" :-D great memories

224 days ago
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MsKRM    

RIP Cal Worthington!!! Loved your commercials as a child & Young adult although I never purchased a vehicle from any of your dealerships I've heard you were a fair man giving people opportunities. Condolences out to your family, Loved ones & Friends. You will be missed. Glad you had a decently long life. Peace be with you.

224 days ago
24.

U dont know me     

It's a shame I remember seeing his commercials as a child

224 days ago
25.

Bary Bennett    

Go see God, Go see God, Go see GOD....

224 days ago
26.

bbwlover1969    

Hey TMZ, you're syndicated so how about leaving the local news out because we people east of the Mississippi have no idea who you are talking about and don't care. Thank You.

224 days ago
27.

jason    

he watched the JETs and had a heart attack

224 days ago
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SiouxCityBoy    

He was actually a rather intelligent man, he revolutionized the auto dealership industry; He had an excellent sense of humor, and he was also a genuine American hero in World War II. May your spirit rest in peace along with all your animals (and girl friends) named Spot.

224 days ago
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Spanky    

Sad day. RIP Cal.

224 days ago
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UPYOURS    

RIP Cal.

224 days ago
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