Giger, who designed the monster and revolutionary sets of science - fiction film "Alien ," has died at age 74 , reported Monday the Swiss television .
Giger , the son of a chemist named Hans Rudolf was born in the Swiss town of Chur in 1940 . He died Monday from injuries he suffered during a fall, said the television SRF .
Famous for creating the Alien creature from the horror film "Alien" ( 1979) by Ridley Scott, Giger received an Oscar for Best Visual Effects in 1980.
Giger's work , who studied architecture and industrial design at Zurich, explores the relationship between the human body and machines, and created dreamscapes in a style described as " biomechanical " .
In 1998 , he opened his own museum in Gruyeres , in central Switzerland, where much of his paintings , sculptures and film designs are shown, as well as his private art collection , which contains some works of Spanish painter Salvador Dalí.
Giger working on Alien