The host of the long-running TV show "Lunch With Soupy Sales," from 1953 has died at the age 83.
His longtime friend and manager, Paul Dver, said: "We have lost a comedy American icon. I feel the personal loss, and I also feel the magic that he had around him being gone. That´s a much more severe loss than a loss of a friend."
With pies in the face being one of his staples on his popular children´s show, Sales later went on to be a regular on many TV game shows. He had recently fallen at an Emmy awards show and developed serious ailments after that.