The horror community took another big hit this week as the renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger died on Monday May 12, 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 Ridley Scott’s Alien.
The terrifying creature and sets he created for Ridley Scott’s film earned him an Oscar for special effects in 1980. In the art world, Giger is appreciated for his wide body of work in the fantastic realism and surrealistic genres. He will truly be missed.