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Billionaire founder of Apotex, wife found dead in Toronto

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Sam Howard
Barry Sherman, 75, was found dead Friday morning at his Toronto mansion. Photo courtesy of Apotex
Barry Sherman, 75, was found dead Friday morning at his Toronto mansion. Photo courtesy of Apotex

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The billionaire founder of generic pharmaceuticals company Apotex and his wife were found dead at their Toronto mansion.

A real estate agent found the bodies of Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, 70, on Friday. The couple recently put their North York neighborhood home up for sale, with a $5.4 million price tag, the Globe and Mail reported.

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The Toronto Sun reported that Toronto Police consider their deaths "suspicious." But police have not commented otherwise on the incident and a homicide team was not leading the investigation as of late Friday.

Sherman -- the 15-richest person in Canada, according to Canada Business online magazine -- was worth about $3.7 billion.

"We've been informed of the tragic news that Barry and Honey Sherman have unexpectedly passed away," Apotex said in a statement on Twitter. "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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