Death of H.R. Giger

February 5, 1940 - May 12, 2014
Zurich, Switzerland | Age 74

'Alien' artist dies at 74
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FRANK JORDANS, The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic "Alien," has died at age 74 from injuries suffered in a fall, his museum said Tuesday.

Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the H.R. Giger museum in Gruyeres, western Switzerland, told The Associated Press that Giger died in a hospital on Monday.

Giger's works, often showing macabre scenes of humans and machines fused into hellish hybrids,...

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