Coldplay's Heartfelt Cover of 'Pure Imagination' In Memory of Gene Wilder

Publish Date
Thursday, 1 September 2016, 3:16PM

Comedic icon Gene Wilder died Sunday at the age of 83,

Coldplay has joined the growing list of celebrity mourners Monday by paying tribute to the late star at their Denver concert with a cover of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’s “Pure Imagination.”

The band later posted a clip to their Twitter page of their acoustic rendition of the track:

 Wilder’s version in the movie takes place when the golden ticket winners first enter the incredible chocolate world inside of Wonka’s secretive candy factory: