Police Probing Suspicious Death Of Jewish Billionaire And Wife In Toronto Home

Police Probing Suspicious Death Of Jewish Billionaire And Wife In Toronto Home

Police Probing Suspicious Death Of Jewish Billionaire And Wife In Toronto Home

But Ontario's health minister said the couple had been discovered dead.

Police will combine the autopsy results with the findings of their investigation before coming to a conclusion about what happened.

Police have not yet released any details of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman. "Our investigators are inside investigating and taking apart the scene". It's an investigative tool. "Until we know what the postmortem says, there can't be a determination of cause of death".

Homicide detective Brandon Price said: "At this point we are not now seeking a suspect".

Homicide detectives later told reporters gathered outside the home that there were no signs of forced entry. "We'll have more information tomorrow after the post mortem examinations".

Sherman is the founder of generic drug-maker Apotex.

Canadian Business magazine estimated Sherman's worth at $4.77 billion Canadian (US$3.65 billion). His uncle's children then claimed that he should have paid them royalties over a 15-year period as well as give them a right to obtain employment through the company and a 5 percent stake in its shares. The company undercut name-brand drugs by producing cheaper generic versions. However, today, the company employees more than 10,000 workers as Apotex has transformed into one of Canada's largest pharmaceutical companies. Those include manufacturing and research facilities concentrated in the Toronto area as well as in Winnipeg. "I have had the privilege of knowing them both well for many years". She also served on the boards of Mount Sinai's Women's Auxiliary, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the International American Joint Distribution Committee.

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He also declined to say when the Shermans were last seen alive. The couple made numerous multimillion-dollar donations to hospitals, schools and charities and had buildings named in their honour. They also donated roughly $50 million to the United Jewish Appeal. She had been chair of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and the Holocaust Education Centre. 'It's going to be a very, very big loss'.

"Their visible leadership on our hospital and foundation board of directors was infused with warmth, passion and a fierce intelligence", Brent Belzberg said in a statement.

In response to the news of their deaths, Mr Trudeau tweeted: "Our condolences to their family & friends, and to everyone touched by their vision & spirit".

Toronto Mayor John Tory said in statement he was "shocked and heartbroken" to learn of the deaths, noting that the couple had made extensive contributions to the city.

The Shermans had just put their house on Old Colony Road up for sale for $6.9-million. Neighbours confirmed that the property was the couple's home.

- with files from Michael Oliveira and David Hodges in Toronto and Ian Bickis in Calgary.

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