I remember back in the 60's that he and Chet Atkins used to always be playing on the phonograph in the house, which I think had a major influence on my appreciation for guitar players through the years. Les has made many contributions to the music industry and he will be missed.
This is a good documentary - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vomuse9tok
This is him with another up and coming young guitar player by the name of Tallan Latz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxkMWesKiRg
And a good wiki on his history and contributions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Paul
Thank you Les and RIP.