1. ”Alien Artist H.R. Giger Dies.” The Swiss surrealist artist has died at the age of 74 following a fall.
“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, influenced a generation of movie directors and inspired an enduring fashion for ’biomechanical’ tattoos. ’My paintings seem to make the strongest impression on people who are, well, who are crazy,’ Giger said in a 1979 interview with Starlog magazine. ’If they like my work they are creative…or they are crazy.’”