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Canadian billionaire and wife found dead

Canadian billionaire and wife found dead

Bernard Sherman, one of Canadas most prominent billionaires and community philanthropists, was found dead alongside his wife inside their mansion in Toronto, the media reported.

Tributes have begun pouring in for Barry Sherman, founder of the pharmaceutical company Apotex, and his wife, Honey, after they were found in their Toronto home.

An estate agent discovered the bodies of pharmaceutical entrepreneur Barry Sherman and his wife Honey.

Emergency crews were called to the home at about 11:45 a.m. on Friday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported, with police saying only that a man and woman were pronounced dead on the scene.

Two bodies covered in blankets were later seen being removed from the house.

The couple were known as generous donors to Toronto Jewish organizations.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "saddened by news of the sudden passing".

Barry Sherman founded Apotex in 1974.




Calling the deaths "tragic", Apotex tweeted to say everyone at the company, which employs around 16,000 staff worldwide, was "deeply shocked and saddened".

Forbes has estimated Sherman's fortune at $3.2 billion. They had four children. "As employees, we are proud of his tremendous accomplishments, honored to have known him, and vow to carry on with the Apotex objective in his honor". "Our condolences to their family & friends, and to everyone touched by their vision & spirit".

Honey was on the board of governors at York University, the Baycrest Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital.

"They were extremely successful in business, but also very, very giving people", Rae told CBC.

"I am beyond words right now", Ontario's Health Minister Eric Hoskins said on Twitter.

"Wonderful human beings, incredible philanthropists, great leaders in health care". (9NEWS) Post-mortem examinations will be conducted on Barry and Honey Sherman.

Speaking with reporters about the couple on Saturday morning, Mayor John Tory said they were "extraordinary citizens" who "contributed so much to so many in Toronto. 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".

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