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H.R. Giger dies at 74; Swiss artist designed 'Alien' creatures
H.R. Giger dies at 74; Swiss artist designed 'Alien' creatures

Swiss artist H.R. Giger, whose otherworldly imagery was prized by science-fiction aficionados, was plagued by nightmares as a child. As an adult, his nights were more peaceful. "I could heal myself," he said in a 2011 CNN interview, "through doing my work." That work sometimes involved giving nightmares to others. Giger created the look of the horrific monsters in the 1979 film "Alien," causing moviegoers to scream and even faint. And it won him an Oscar. Giger, 74, died Monday of injuries he suffered from a fall in his Zurich home, according to BBC News, citing a spokesperson at the artist's museum in Gruyeres. He worked on several other movies and...

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