Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger, died May 12 at age 74 Monday after being hospitalized for a fall down the stairs in his Zurich home. He is well known as the designer of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece Alien, for which he won a visual-effects Oscar in 1980. Efrem Zimbalist Jr., who provided the voice of Alfred in the classic Batman: The Animated Series and other Batman-related toons, died May 2 at his ranch in Solvang,
Calif., at age 95.