he wasn't exactly a gentleman in some respects, from what i've heard, but he was well respected in the industry. i never met him, but i never heard anything bad through the grapevines from the price is right crew (except for the models, perhaps
). everyone else who worked with him liked him.
i'm sure it'll be a big deal when he tapes his final show out in tv city in l.a..
i don't think the show will survive very long without him, either.