Toronto Billionaire Barry Sherman & his Wife Found Dead in their Home

Toronto Billionaire Barry Sherman & his Wife Found Dead in their Home

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday afternoon, CTV reported on Saturday 16th December 2017. The Police are investigating their “suspicious” deaths.

Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins has confirmed that Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, were found dead.

“The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way,” Const.

Toronto Billionaire Barry Sherman & his Wife Found Dead in their Home

During a news conference Friday, Constable David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies. Hopkinson said police, fire units, and ambulance responded to a “medical complaint” just before noon on Friday.

Barry Sherman is 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. “Sophie and I are saddened by news of the sudden passing of Barry and Honey Sherman.” Prime Minister tweeted. “Our condolences to their family & friends, and to everyone touched by their vision & spirit.”

“I am beyond words right now,” Dr. Eric Hoskins tweeted. “My dear friends Barry and Honey Sherman have been found dead. Wonderful human beings, incredible philanthropists, great leaders in healthcare. A very, very sad day. Barry, Honey, rest in peace.”

Minister of Economic Development Brad Duguid also tweeted “Deeply shocked & saddened to hear of the deaths of Barry & Honey Sherman. Philanthropists and entrepreneurs who made our province a better place to live.”

Sherman’s wife, Honey was a member of the board of the Baycrest Foundation and the York University Foundation.

The company, Apotex took Twitter and wrote “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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