Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott's sci fi horror classic "Alien," has died at 74 from injuries experienced inside a fall, his museum stated Tuesday. Giger museum in Gruyeres, western Europe, told The Connected Press that Giger died inside a hospital on Monday.
Giger's works, frequently showing macabre moments of humans and machines fused into hellish hybrid cars, affected an era of movie company directors and inspired an long lasting fashion for "structural" tats.
"My works of art appear to help make the most powerful impression on those who are, well, who're crazy," Giger stated inside a 1979 interview with Starlog magazine. "When they like my work they're creative . or they're crazy."
Born Hendes Ruedi Giger on February. 5, 1940, within the southeastern Swiss capital of scotland- Chur, he trained being an industrial designer because his father was adamant he become familiar with a proper trade.
His mother Melli, with whom he demonstrated a long term devotion, urged her son's desire for art, despite his unconventional dependence on dying and sex that found little appreciation in sixties rural Europe. The host of 1 of his early displays was apparently made to wipe the spit of disgusted neighbors from the gallery home windows every day.