Will Champion

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Will Champion
Background information
Born 31 July 1978 (1978-07-31) (age 39)
Southampton, England
Genres Alternative rock
Occupations Drummer, percusionist, musician
Instruments vocals, 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

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)."