He was a lovely man - although I believe he could be extremely difficult, too. I shall miss him. I've had his latest book (autobiography) on order for about a month or so - sadly he died just before its publishing date (think it's 2 October).
I adored his first two TV series for the BBC 'Floyd on Fish' and 'Floyd on France'. They were absolutely wonderful. His later series were almost going through the motions, IMO. I also own a number of his cookbooks. The fish one is particularly good.
His director/producer, David Pritchard, also produces all Rick Stein's TV programmes. He seems to specialise in finding West Country chefs from areas not known for their chef-iness and bringing them to a wider audience. So nice to see great cooks from outside the London-centric celebrity area.