Will Champion

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Will Champion
Background information
Born 31 July 1978 (1978-07-31) (age 39)
Southampton, England
Genres Alternative rock
Occupations Drummer, percusionist, musician
Instruments vocals, drums piano, violin, guitar, percussion, bass, banjo, keyboard, chimes, recorder, resonator, timpani, glockenspiel, vibraphone, gong
Years active 1995-present
Labels Parlophone, Capitol
Associated acts Coldplay
Notable instruments
Drums

William "Will" Champion (born 31 July 1978) is the drummer for the English rock band Coldplay.

Personal life[change | change source]

Champion's mother, Sara, died from cancer in 2000. Coldplay's debut album Parachutes was dedicated to her.[1]

Champion was the first Coldplay member to marry. He married Marianne Dark, a teacher, in 2003. Their first child, a girl named Ava, was born on 28 April 2006. On 7 May 2008, Marianne gave birth to fraternal twins Juno and Rex.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Champion patron of CANCERactive, CANCERactive. Retrieved 8-15-11.
  2. McLean, Craig (2008-06-01). "'We're about to be fed to the lions'". The Guardian (guardian.co.uk). http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/jun/01/popandrock.coldplay. Retrieved 2009-03-18. "Will Champion (father of a two-year-old and three-week-old twins)."