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Coldplay Pay Tribute To Gene Wilder During Concert

09/02/2016
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Gene Wilder

(Radio.com) Coldplay paid tribute actor Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka, Young Frankenstein, The Producers) during their concert in Denver this past Monday (Aug 29th)

During the show, the band inserted a line from "Pure Imagination" at the end of their song "The Scientist." "Pure Imagination" was Wilder's signature number from the 1971 movie musical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, which is widely considered to be one of his greatest roles.

After the show, the band tweeted a clip of Martin singing the chorus as confetti rains from the sky: "Come with me and we'll be in a world of pure imagination." Wilder died of complications from Alzheimer's at the age of 83. Watch the Coldplay tribute here.

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