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Will Champion
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Background information
Born 31 July 1978 (1978-07-31) (age 42)
Southampton, England
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s) 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

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

Personal life

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

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.

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