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R.I.P. Alien Artist H.R. Giger

(Image Via Arno Balzarini/AP Photo)

It is truly a sad day for fans of the dark and mysterious works of H.R. Giger- the beloved artist has passed away at 74 years old from injuries suffered from a fall.

Giger is best known for his concept art work for the Alien films, his album cover art, his radical biomechanical surrealist paintings and his incomparable illustrative skills with an airbrush.

The Swiss artist was quite proud of the impact his art has made on the world of pop culture, and even though many in the art world saw his art as nothing more than "morbidly kitsch" his fans, myself among them, will always remember his works as an imaginative vision of the dark side of science fiction.

May he find the afterlife far more comforting than what he'd depicted in his paintings!

-Via ABC News

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Fusing the erotic, gothic and surreal Giger was an art movement unto himself. He inspired me from an early age with his fantastic dreamscapes and esoteric imagery. I was compelled to illustrate a tribute to him this week drawing imagery from his own works including Alien and the Birthing Machine at . Drop by and share how his artwork opened your own mind!
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