In a tragic turn of events, designer H.R Giger has passed away at the age of 74. According to a report from the designer's museum, Giger died after going through a bad accident. The administrator of the museum, Sandra Mivealz, told the press that Giger passed in the hospital on Monday.
H.R. Giger was known for his surreal design. His contribution to the movies came in the form of the 1979 horror classic: Alien. His work on the sci-fi horror film earned the designer an Oscar for Visual Effects. It is because of Giger, moviegoers have the iconic look of the Alien (or Xenomorph). Alien was not the only film that Giger worked on. Giger also helped with movies such as Poltergeist II and Species. He also made contributions to the Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune; a film that did not get green lit but Giger's work was commended all the same. The designer also help with Batman Forever as Giger came up with the design to the film's Batmobile.
H.R Giger's work in film was undeniably monumental. Because of this designer, we got some of the most surreal looking creature that have ever graced the silver screen. Not only did the world lose a great contributor to movies, but it also lost a great designer. In any case, Giger will always be remember through surreal design that took people out of this world.
RIP H.R. Giger.