By Kyle James  |  12-16-2017   News
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The billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc was found dead along with his wife in his home on Friday. Police are describing the circumstances under which Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found as "suspicious".

Police say they are investigating the deaths after finding the pair dead in their northeast Toronto home. Constable David Hopkinson says, "The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way."

Sherman created the massive pharmaceutical firm in 1974 and build the company into the world's number 7 generic drugmaker. Sherman stepped down from his position as chief executive in 2012 but remained with the company as executive chairman.

Apotex released a statement regarding the deaths saying, "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."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sophie and I are saddened by news of the sudden passing of Barry and Honey Sherman. Our condolences to their family &amp; friends, and to everyone touched by their vision &amp; spirit.</p>&mdash; Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) <a href="https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/941863953256235008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 16, 2017</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Sophie et moi sommes attristés d’apprendre le décès subit de Barry et Honey Sherman. Nos condoléances à leur famille et à leurs amis ainsi qu’à tous ceux qui ont été touchés par leur vision et leur esprit.</p>&mdash; Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) <a href="https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/941863845127061505?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 16, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Even the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, commented on the pair's death in both French and English on Twitter saying, "Sophie and I are saddened by news of the sudden passing of Barry and Honey Sherman. Our condolences to their family & friends, and to everyone touched by their vision & spirit."

The public health minister, Eric Hoskins, commented on the couple saying, "Wonderful human beings, incredible philanthropists, great leaders in healthcare."

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Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/16/canadian-pharmaceutical-billionaire-wife-found-dead-toronto/

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