The nightclub manager, aged 56, shared Facebook posts showing he was opposed to getting the vaccine. One image detailing why he would not get the jab was shared just weeks before his death.
In his post, David said: “I feel the need to post information on here for people that aren’t receiving another side to the story due to media not being impartial.
“When research is done into who finances the media it leads to the pharmaceutical companies. Who knows who is right or wrong. If I’m wrong I’ll hold my hand up but I will not stay silent.”
He added: “I am still not getting this experimental vaccine until more information is available on long term effects.”
A few weeks after his post, Mr Parker contracted the virus and was admitted to Darlington Memorial Hospital where he died on Monday.
Since his death, loved ones have taken to social media to share condolences for the family, with one writing: “Hope you are all ok … you are all in my thoughts.”
Another said: “RIP Uncle David, If you’d had the vaccine it could have saved you.”
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Mr Parker’s death was announced by his workplace Club Louis in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.
In a statement, the club said “It is with enormous regret that we have to announce the passing of our manager, David Parker.
“On behalf of the whole Louis Family, we offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends, he will be sorely missed.”
A new study by researchers at Imperial College London found that those who have received both coronavirus vaccines are half as likely to be infected with the virus than those who have not been vaccinated.
There still remains a large proportion of UK adults who are still unvaccinated despite Covid jab appointments being available for several weeks now.
To date, the South West has vaccinated the highest percentage of people with 79.37 percent of its population having received one dose, but not all areas of England are reporting such high vaccination numbers.
Only 68.55 percent of the North West population had been vaccinated with one dose as of August 1.