Inspiration| H.R. Giger died

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Throughout my youth, I’ve been influenced by the renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger. He has died at the age of 74, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall. Giger, who passed away in a Zurich hospital, was most famous for the alien monster he created for the movie of the same name.
Love, R.I.P. H.R. Giger

 

 

 
 
NY Times- ARTS H. R. Giger, Artist Who Gave Life to ‚Alien‘ Creature, Dies at 74
By DOUGLAS MARTINMAY 13, 2014

H. R. Giger in Chur, Switzerland, in 2007 with his paintings, which, he said “crazy” people loved. CreditArno Balzarini/KEYSTONE, via Associated Press

H. R. Giger, a Swiss painter, sculptor and set designer who mined his own nightmares in creating phantasmagorical works, including the title character — slimy, eyeless and oddly sexual — in the 1979 hit film “Alien,” died on Monday in Zurich. He was 74.
Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the H. R. Giger Museum in Gruyères, Switzerland, said he died of injuries suffered in a fall.
Mr. Giger (pronounced GHEE-ger) was part of the team that won an Academy Award for visual effects in “Alien.” He personally designed the title character through all stages of its life, from egg to eight-foot-tall monster.

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