Apotex Founder Barry Sherman, Wife Found Dead in Toronto Home

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Const. David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies found at the home of Apotex founder Bernard "Barry" Sherman and his wife Honey.

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating the deaths as suspicious.

Police say they responded to a call at midday at the home of the Sherman in an affluent area of Toronto.

"The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way", said Hopkinson, BBC reported.

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"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,"Apotex wrote in a news release".

He is estimated to be worth almost $5 billion and is believed to be the 15th richest person in Canada.

Honey Sherman sat on the boards of several hospital, charitable and Jewish foundations, and last month was awarded a Senate medal for community service. The police confirmed there were no signs of any forced entry. "Barry Sherman was a more reserved man but a man who over his business career created hundreds and hundreds of jobs for people in the City of Toronto and he loyally invested in the City of Toronto, keeping a lot of the manufacturing and other operations of Apotex here in the city".

Toronto Mayor John Tory said in statement that he was "shocked and heartbroken" to learn of the deaths.

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'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, ' Tory said.

"Wonderful human beings, incredible philanthropists, great leaders in health care".

He spoke on Twitter of the "vision and spirit" of the couple known for their philanthropy. They also donated roughly $50 million to the United Jewish Appeal. "Their loss will be felt by our organization, our community, and our country".

The couple recently put up their home up for sale, and a real estate agent, who was preparing the house for an open-house viewing, discovered their bodies.

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