BBC NEWS | Entertainment | US pie-splattered comedian dies
US comedian Soupy Sales, who had some 20,000 pies thrown at him during a career spanning half a century, has died at the age of 83.
Sales died in a hospice in New York after being admitted a week ago, his former manager Dave Usher said.
During the 1950s and 60s, Sales was one of the most instantly recognisable faces in the US, Mr Usher said.
Having pies hurled at him became his trademark act and he acknowledged it would be his legacy.
"I'll probably be remembered for the pies, and that's all right," he said in a 1985 interview.