Whatever his financial situation, however, Capron was much loved and appreciated in Paris. His role in creating and shaping Paris was very much recognized during its day, and he took a prominent yet approachable position in society. Despite his nickname of “King,” accounts by the people who knew him show a man as open to those in low conditions as to high society. He was appreciated for his kindness and his sense of humour, and even more for his generosity and his dedication to the community which he built. When Capron died an old man in 1872, his warm and mournful obituary shows how dearly he would be missed by Parisians from every walk of life and every class of society.