Former The Runaways bandmates Joan Jett, Cherie Currie and Lita Ford have added their tributes to those pouring in for late producer/hitmaker Kim Fowley, who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday (15Jan15).

The three girls had a rocky relationship with their enigmatic manager and dumped him in 1977, but it appears time has healed old wounds and the rockers are now sharing fond memories of their former svengali.

In a Facebook post, Ford writes, "My first manager, my first start in the music industry, my first band put together by Kim. Sometimes I wonder if there would ever have been a Lita Ford without Kim Fowley. Rest in peace, Kim."

Currie adds, "I am so blessed that I had the chance to know you again Kim... really get to know you on a personal level and that we became friends. Mostly that you spent time here at my home. It's a time I will never forget.

"Thank you for starting my career when I was just a child. You were instrumental in so many getting started in this crazy world of music. You are a genius."

And Jett simply called the late Fowley "a friend" who "taught me so much", adding, "I am very sad."