A costume made for the film "Alien" is displayed at the HR Giger Museum on May 13, 1024 in Gruyeres
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Alien designer HR Giger dies at 74

The Swiss artist, H.R. Giger, who designed the monster in the horror film "Alien", has died aged 74 after a fall.

The Swiss artist, H.R. Giger, who designed the monster in the horror film "Alien", has died aged 74 after a fall.

He won an Oscar for his work on Ridley Scott's "Alien" in 1980.

The BBC's Lizo Mzimba says Giger's designs defined the look of the film.