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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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1.

tippy katz    

Gwyneth ran him over with her Vespa?

224 days ago
2.

nick    

Nobody outside LA or Caili gives a s**t

224 days ago
3.

Carl    

I could tell from his most recent ads that he wasn't doing so well. But anyone that makes it to 92 has had a full life. RIP. By the way TMZ, it wasn't various animals INCLUDING his dog spot. All those exotic animals WERE his dog spot.

224 days ago
4.

AppleBitch    

RIP

224 days ago
5.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Slow news day, huh?

224 days ago
6.

Being honest     

Rip cal I remember you and your commercials since I was a kid.

224 days ago
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Being honest     

Nick you are gay fool get a life!

224 days ago
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Phoebo    

***** Cow ***** Cow ***** Cow

224 days ago
9.

Robert    

Noooooooo!! my childhood is officially over...

224 days ago
10.

myopinion    

R.I.P. Cal you are a legend!

224 days ago
11.

Twoshay    

Awe... How sad, his commercials were so annoying when I was young.. Always thought pu@@y cow!! But RIP and I'm pretty sure you're dog spot is already waiting.

224 days ago
12.

TMZCrazy    

So sorry to hear this! Thanks, TMZ.

224 days ago
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TMZCrazy    

Part of my childhood, too!!

224 days ago
14.

truth hurts    

I grew up singing the infamous …"Go see Cow"commercials Rest in paradise. My prayers are with the family.

224 days ago
15.

Lucky_130    

I wonder how many lemons this guy sold in his life

224 days ago
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