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+ - Hans Ruedi Giger is dead->

Submitted by Lawrence Bottorff
Lawrence Bottorff (3651919) writes "Hans Giger died May 12, 2014 in a Zurich, Switzerland, hospital from injuries sustained from a fall. The Oscar-winner for the Aliens films was 74 years old. He is known mostly for his nightmarish, quasi-fetish sci-fi themes in sculpture and painting. He lived most of his adult life in Zurich, his adopted home town after a childhood in Chur, the seat of the far easter Swiss canton of Graubünden. As the bios say, his father didn't want him to do art, calling it a "breadless profession." And yet he proceeded in 1962 to study industrial design and architecture. Personally, I remember walking into a high-end stereo shop in Zurich and seeing Giger orginals on the wall. The saleman said Giger loved audiophile gear and we love his art. His many achievements and awards include induction into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013."
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