Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Popcorn Sutton, R. I. P.

The Asheville Citizen Times is reporting that legendary story teller and moonshine maker Popcorn Sutton was found dead at his home.

Sutton, 62, spent much of his life making moonshine, a craft that brought him fame and a string of criminal convictions dating to the 1970s.

He was facing 18 months in federal prison on moonshining and weapons charges and had told a judge at his sentencing he was in poor health and would rather die at home than in jail.

The sticker on the back of his truck, above, says "Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story." Sutton was a complicated man, full of contradictions.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there -

    I was wondering if I could use this photograph for a story I'm writing about Popcorn?

    Thank you -

    Arianna Armstrong