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‘Alien’ Artist & Designer H. R. Giger Dies Aged 74

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The Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and designer of Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien,’ H. R. Giger, has died at the age of 74. Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the HR Giger museum, said the artist died in hospital on Monday from injuries sustained in a fall.

Named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013, H. R. Giger was born in the Swiss town of Chur. He had originally trained as an industrial designer but always had a passion for art. He studied Architecture and industrial design in Zurich before making a name in the art world with his book ‘Necronomicon,’ a compendium of HP Lovecraft-inspired images.

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