I have the unfortunate duty to report to you all the death of a very important man. At the age of 74, H.R Giger, the father of the Alien, has died after injuries sustained during a fall:
“Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger reports that the news comes from public broadcaster SRF, which said Giger died after sustaining injuries in a fall. He was 74. Giger was born in Chur, Switzerland in 1940, later studying architecture and industrial design at Zurich’s School of Applied Arts.” Source: The Verge.
I think it is easy to say that without Giger’s designs Alien would have been nowhere near as successful as it has been. His influence on the movie and art community has been far reaching. I would go as far as to say all of us visiting this site have been touched and influenced by him whether we realize it or not. We will all miss him dearly.