What Did Popcorn Sutton Die Of??

Suicide

How old was Popcorn Sutton when he died?

62 years (1946–2009)

What happened to popcorn on moonshiners?

Moonshiner dead in apparent suicide. Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, 62, was found dead of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a car near his Parrotsville, Tenn., residence, days before he was to begin serving an 18-month prison sentence for large-scale moonshine operation.

What is the best legal moonshine?

Here are the 10 best legal moonshine brands in the United States.

  • Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1.
  • Bill Elliott’s Moonshine.
  • Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey.
  • Troy & Sons Platinum.
  • Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon.
  • Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.
  • Tim Smith’s Climax Moonshine.
  • Hudson New York Corn Whiskey.

Why did Popcorn Sutton kill himself?

Sutton committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning on March 16, 2009, apparently to avoid a federal prison term due to begin a few days later.

How did Popcorn Sutton get the name popcorn?

He committed suicide in 2009 rather than report to Federal prison after being convicted of offenses related to moonshine production. Marvin got his nickname “Popcorn,” during a baroom encounter with a pool cue and a popcorn machine, per his friends.