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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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46.

Craparazzi    

I remember growin up watch his commercials as a little kid, we didnt speak much english so when he said "Go see cal go see cal go see cal"... we thought he was saying "*****Cow *****Cow *****Cow"... and i just realized about a year ago what he was actually saying... lol

379 days ago
47.

Gabbi    

He probably died from standing on his head until his ears were turning red! He'll be missed.

379 days ago
48.

buzz kill    

So his family didn't say what the cause of death was, this will be another unsolved mystery. How about this, cause of death, OLD AGE!

379 days ago
49.

Socalpimp    

RIP Cal, I loved his commercials during Sat morning cartoons!

379 days ago
50.

Claude     

Go see cal go see cal go see cal

379 days ago
51.

Jay W.     

Tonight “I will stand upon my head until my ears are turning red."

RIP Cal

379 days ago
52.

sistaelle    

*****-cow *****-cow *****-cow!

379 days ago
53.

Buck Boy    

Seriously....I am bummed.

379 days ago
54.

Serpy    

All the people whining that they don't know who this is can go suck it. If you are from California then you know him well. If you are not from Cali then you are a lame anyways, so quit yer whining and go watch jersey shore losers

379 days ago
55.

Azi    

I remember his dealership in Phoenix didn't last to long and he gave away brockabrell hats with every test drive.

379 days ago
56.

Mike    

Cal will be missed by all of us who enjoyed his commercials as kids and endured his commercials as adults.

379 days ago
57.

RVB    

But what about his dog Spot?

379 days ago
58.

Donna    

Sad to hear. RIP Cal you will be missed.

378 days ago
59.

SCSmith    

RIP, Shiny! For those that read my dog spot will understand that nickname. My family started with CW in 72, when he took over Ralph Williams Ford, then I started in South Gate, later to be sold to Pete Ellis then moved to his HB Store. My father ran LBFleet, Federal Way, Anchorage back to LB. CW was a great guy Susan was cool too. RIP to other CW family, RIchard Johnson, Eddy McAdams, My Father Ivan, L.D. Crabtree, Phil Love, Jerry Hansink, Those above ground, tip your hat to the man that changed the car business.

S.Smith

378 days ago
60.

Antsixsixsix     

RIP Pvssy Cow :(

378 days ago
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