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Hans Rudolf Giger.

Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger (February 5, 1940 - May 12, 2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer.[1] Known for his "biomechanical" style, 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 film Alien.[2][3] He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013. [4][5]

Known for his "biomechanical" style, Giger worked on designs for the derelict, Facehugger, Egg and the Alien in Alien, the Dragon in Alien3 and the mural inside the Engineer Temple seen in Prometheus.[6]

On May 12, 2014, Giger died in a hospital in Zürich, Switzerland after having suffered injuries in a fall at the age of 74.[1][7][8][9]



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  3. The 52nd Academy Awards (1980) Nominees and Winners (
  4. "H. R. Giger". Science Fiction Awards Database ( Mark R. Kelly and the Locus Science Fiction Foundation. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  5. "Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame: EMP welcomes five major players". [June 2013].
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  6. "Interview: Ridley Scott Talks Prometheus, Giger, Beginning of Man and Original Alien". Filmophilia (December 17, 2011).
  7. Staff. "'Alien' creator H.R. Giger is dead", swissinfo, 13 May 13, 2014. Retrieved on [[May 13, 2014]]. 
  8. Jordans, Frank. "'Alien' artist H.R. Giger dies at 74", May 13, 2014. Retrieved on [[May 13, 2014]]. 
  9. Staff. "Der "Alien"-Vater ist tot", Tages-Anzeiger, May 13, 2014. Retrieved on [[May 13, 2014]]. 

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