How Did Popcorn Sutton Die??

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.

Where is Popcorn Sutton buried?

October 24, 2009

Why did popcorn 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.