Coldplay Remembers Gene Wilder With Magical Rendition Of 'Pure Imagination'

**Wipes away tears**
Chris Martin performs at Gillette Stadium on July 30, 2016.
Chris Martin performs at Gillette Stadium on July 30, 2016.

Following the death of screen icon Gene Wilder on Sunday, many of those who knew the comedy legend or were simply touched by his talent have paid tribute to the actor on social media.

The members of Coldplay are the latest in a long line of celebrities to memorialize Wilder, but instead of taking the more traditional route, the band let their music do the talking. 

On Tuesday, Coldplay shared a video on Twitter of a cover of “Pure Imagination,” a song from Wilder’s best-known film, 1971’s “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”

In the clip, you can hear frontman Chris Martin sing the song’s wondrous chorus, as confetti starts to rain down upon an audience, presumably at one of the band’s recent concerts during their international A Head Full of Dreams tour. 

“Come with me and we’ll be in a world of pure imagination,” Martin coos at the tail end of what sounds like the band’s hit song “The Scientist.”

Watch Wilder sing “Pure Imagination” below: 



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