LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Kim Fowley, legendary music producer and songwriter, died at his home Thursday at the age of 75 from terminal bladder cancer.
Fowley was the producer of The Runaways, a band that launched frontwoman Cherie Currie's career. Currie and Fowley had a falling out after she reportedly tired of Fowley's tough and reportedly abusive managing style.
Ralph Peer, CEO and chairman of Peer music, first reported the death via Twitter.
I mourn the passing of Kim Fowley. He and his energy will be missed. RIP— Ralph Peer, II (@RalphPeer) January 15, 2015
The news was later confirmed on Facebook by Currie who praised the music legend despite their bumpy relationship.