'Modern Family' Co-Creator Steve Levitan Says Larry King Once Found His Lost Credit Card

Larry King
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Larry King

Levitan paid tribute to the longtime radio and broadcast host by sharing a story of the time King was "hilariously pretending to pay for expensive dinners around Canada with my credit card."

Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan is sharing a comical story about the late Larry King, who passed away Saturday at the age of 87.

Taking to social media Sunday, Levitan reflected on a trip he took to Canada with friends which led to a mishap.

"One day after wakeboarding, I realized the ziplock bag with my Amex, drivers license and $100 in cash had flown out of the boat. I searched the area where I thought it happened, but, of course, it was gone," he wrote on Twitter. "We had no internet where I was staying, so I didn’t check into Twitter until several days later. That’s when I saw a tweet from a guy that my credit card, cash and license had washed up on his shore."

Levitan says to his "great surprise," the mysterious person tweeting about his personal belongings was King. After failing to receive a response from Levitan, Levitan says King poked fun at him by recording and posting videos of himself "hilariously pretending to pay for expensive dinners around Canada with my credit card. "

"So a giant tip of the hat to @kingsthings. (And, yes, I got it all back when I returned home)," Levitan said.

King passed away Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement posted to his official social media accounts. A cause of death was not specified, though King was hospitalized with COVID-19 this month.

Following the news of his death, stars, CNN talent and execs took to social media to pay tribute to the longtime radio and television host.

Read Levitan's thread below.