Never agreed with him or some of his antics. However, my wife did listen to him in the car when out and about and she made a point of telling me any time a caller would start off on some rant that was, for lack of a better word, BS, and he would cut the individual off and tell them there were off base. Maybe he got a little gentler as his illness progressed? It does happen.
It is sad when anyone passes. Even someone some find as disagreeable as Mr. Limbaugh