Photos: Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman & wife found dead in their Toronto home: Trudeau mourns

December 16, 2017 5:27 pm

The billionaire founder of pharmaceutical giant Apotex and his wife were reportedly found dead in their Toronto home on Friday, and police are investigating their “suspicious” deaths.

Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins has confirmed that Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, were found dead, but police have not yet identified the two bodies discovered at the home. “The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way,” Const. David Hopkins told reporters outside the couple’s home. Hopkinson said investigators were not currently treating the deaths as homicides, but noted that it was still very early in the investigation. Police were called to the home Friday afternoon over a “medical complaint,” he said. Barry Sherman, a well-known philanthropist, founded the generic drug-maker Apotex in 1974, and it went on to become the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company. Sherman had actively engaged in fundraising for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party in recent years, and was a major donor to the United Jewish Appeal.

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