Canadian billionaire, wife found dead at their home

Canadian billionaire, wife found dead at their home

He was reportedly found with his wife inside their home on Old Colony road.

Police have said they are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, the founder of Canadian drug company Apotex, and his wife Honey as "suspicious".

Called to the house to attend a "medical complaint" at around midday on Friday, officers said they found no signs of forced entry to the home.

"Until we know exactly how they died we treat it as suspicious and once a determination has been made with the pathologist and the coroner then we move forward from there", Const. David Hopkinson told reporters on Friday evening.

Apotex released the following statement on Sherman's death: "All of us at Apotex are deeply shocked and saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time".

Along the way he amassed a vast fortune, recently estimated by Canadian Business magazine at $4.77 billion, making him the 15th richest person in the country.

The real estate agent who had been helping to sell the pair's North York home found the bodies.

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In 1974, Sherman used his mother's life savings to buy his uncle's drug company with initially just a couple of employees and 5,000 square feet of area.

Apotex described their deaths as shocking and tragic, while other statements praised the Shermans' numerous philanthropic efforts.

The investigation is in its initial stages, but the deaths are not being treated as homicides, CNN quoted Constable Hopkinson, as saying.

The Shermans have handed out millions of dollars to hospitals, universities and the United Jewish Appeal.

Ontario's health minister, Dr. Eric Hoskins, said the couple had been discovered dead. Wonderful human beings, incredible philanthropists, great leaders in healthcare. "I am heartbroken", she said on Twitter.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that he was saddened to by the news of the sudden passing of Barry and his wife Honey. A very, very sad day.

"Toronto Police are investigating, and I hope that investigation will be able to provide answers for all of us who are mourning this tremendous loss", Mr.

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