David died on 6 March 1985 following an accidental fire at his home.
After leaving school, he was commissioned in the Royal Army Service Corps and was stationed in Cyprus and Libya. Following that he worked in Europe in the holiday industry. He eventually joined the civil service in which he worked for the last 20 years of his life as an Executive officer in the Department of Health and social Security .
He remained a bachelor.
6 April 2004