Police are treating their deaths as “suspicious.”
Barry Sherman – the billionaire founder of the pharmaceutical company Apotex – was found dead in his Toronto home alongside with his wife Honey.
Police say their deaths seem suspicious:
“The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way,” said Toronto Police Constable David Hopkinson during a news conference. “Our investigators are inside investigating and taking apart the scene.”
According to the Financial Post, “Hopkinson said the deaths are not currently being treated as homicides, adding that more investigation will be necessary.”
Ontario Minister of Health Eric Hoskins – a friend of Barry and Honey Sherman, shared his thoughts on Twitter:
I am beyond words right now. My dear friends Barry and Honey Sherman have been found dead. Wonderful human beings, incredible philanthropists, great leaders in health care. A very, very sad day. Barry, Honey, rest in peace.
— Dr. Eric Hoskins (@DrEricHoskins) December 15, 2017
Sherman built his businesses into a massive company, going from two employees in 1974, to becoming the largest pharmaceutical company owned by a Canadian.
The company employees 6,000 Canadians.
As noted by the Financial Post, “Sherman’s wife, Honey, was a member of the board of the Baycrest Foundation and the York University Foundation. She also served on the boards of Mount Sinai’s Women’s Auxiliary, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the International American Joint Distribution Committee.”
Apotex shared a statement on Twitter after the news of Barry & Honey’s deaths:
“We’ve been informed of the tragic news that Barry and Honey Sherman have unexpectedly passed away. 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.”
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