H. R. Giger

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Giger in 2012

Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger (5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for their design work on the movie Alien.[1]

On 12 May 2014, Giger died at the age of 74 in a hospital in Zürich after having suffered injuries in a fall.[2][3][4]

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  1. "The 52nd Academy Awards (1980) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org.
  2. Staff (13 May 2014). "'Alien' creator H.R. Giger is dead". swissinfo. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  3. Jordans, Frank (13 May 2014). "'Alien' artist H.R. Giger dies at 74". Associated Press. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  4. Staff (13 May 2014). "Der «Alien»-Vater ist tot". Tages-Anzeiger. Retrieved 13 May 2014.

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