It doesn’t really change my opinion of him. He still beat cancer. He still overcome extraordinary challenges in his life, and he has still given back more in terms of time and money then 5 other celebrities combined, let alone the average person.
I think it is just another example of hero worship gone wrong. He was never anything but a man. He did amazing things, but ultimately he was just a guy riding a bike. He beat cancer, but so do a lot of people. Because many people saw him as something more then a man, they began to expect superhuman actions from him. No one is capable of living up to the expectations that society set for him.
At the end of the day, I think he is someone who has had a positive impact on the world. I personally think that this is all anyone can hope for from their life.