Published: Sun, December 17, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Toronto billionaire and his wife found dead in their mansion

Toronto billionaire and his wife found dead in their mansion

The company grew to employ more than 11,000 people across the globe, while Sherman amassed a fortune estimated to be at least $3.2 billion (€2.7 billion).

Police were called to the Shermans' home in an upscale neighbourhood of north Toronto just before noon on Friday in response to a "medical complaint".

'Our condolences to their family & friends, and to everyone touched by their vision & spirit, ' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote on Twitter.

As a producer of more than 300 generic pharmaceutical products, Apotex has itself seen a number of litigation issues, as companies have pushed back on its efforts to sell cheaper no-name options.

"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", the company said in a statement. When the real estate agent in charge of the sale was preparing the home to hold an open house, she discovered the bodies of the couple in the home's basement, reported a local paper.

Police later said there were no signs of forced entry at the property and they were not now searching for a suspect, according to CBC. He stepped down as chief executive in 2012 but remained executive chairman.

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

Homicide investigators have joined the case, although Sherman and his wife's death has not been officially ruled as one.

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins confirmed the death of the couple in a tweet Friday afternoon.

The Toronto Sun reported Saturday that Honey Sherman may have been killed elsewhere in the mansion - leading police to suspect a murder suicide since there was no sign of forced entry.

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

Police have said that they are treating their deaths as "suspicious" but have not handed over the investigation to the homicide unit at this point. Sherman and his wife have four children together. "I have had the privilege of knowing them both well for many years".

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