A statement from the Silver Royd Club said: "It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that we announce the death of Dave Campbell who died on Saturday 19th June at the age of 77 following a long battle with cancer.
"Dave was a very familiar face at the Club, having been involved for more than 40 years working as our volunteer match day reporter, press officer, and photographer and he was known across the borough and beyond for his weekly Scarborough News articles 'From the Touchline'.
"Dave had a long career with the RAF and had been stationed around the world before settling in Scarborough working at the 'Wireless Station', otherwise known as GCHQ. He was a fan of all sports but held a great affection for Scarborough Rugby Club. He was a dear friend to many and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
"Our deepest sympathies and prayers are extended to Dave's wife Di and all of his family and friends.
"Due to the current national lockdown restrictions we are presently unsure of further arrangements but we will update all members once we have any more details. RIP Dave."