Family of billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman slams rumours circulating ahead of autopsy results

Family of billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman slams rumours circulating ahead of autopsy results
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Small Medium Large Save Article Sign In to Save Subscribe to WSJ Link copied… Business Police Probe Deaths of Canadian Billionaire and Wife Generic drug company chairman and wife, Honey, were found in their Toronto home By Paul Vieira, Paul Vieira The Wall Street Journal BiographyPaul Vieira @PaulVieira Paul.Vieira@wsj.com David George-Cosh and David George-Cosh The Wall Street Journal BiographyDavid George-Cosh @itsdgc Google+ david.george-cosh@wsj.com Vipal Monga Vipal Monga The Wall Street Journal BiographyVipal Monga @vipalmonga Google+ vipal.monga@wsj.com Dec. 16, 2017 5:09 p.m. ET Autopsies were under way Saturday on the bodies of Apotex Inc. founder and Chairman Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, after they were found dead Friday in a wealthy Toronto enclave.

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Minister of Economic Development Brad Duguid also expressed his condolences on Twitter. “Deeply shocked & saddened to hear of the deaths of Barry & Honey Sherman. Philanthropists and entrepreneurs who made our province a better place to live.”By checking this box, I agree to the terms of service and privacy policy of Rogers Media.

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“We are at a loss of words,” neighbour Sarah Alva said. “They are both the most wonderful people we knew and our hearts goes out to their families.”

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GoogleThis undated image shows the reported home of billionaire Barry Sherman on Old Colony Road in York, Canada. 0 Shares Email Responding to media reports on the manner of death of their parents, the family of Canadian drug billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey Sherman said they believe the “rumors regrettably circulated” to be untrue.

"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.

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Sherman and his wife leave behind four children.Before the cookie settings change will take effect, Safari must restart. To restart Safari press and hold the Home button (for around five seconds) until the iPhone/iPad display goes blank and the home screen appears.

“Our parents shared an enthusiasm for life and commitment to their family and community totally inconsistent with the rumors regrettably circulated in the media as to the circumstances surrounding their deaths,” the statement says. “We are shocked and think it’s irresponsible that police sources have reportedly advised the media of a theory which neither their family, their friends nor their colleagues believe to be true.”

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The Shermans recently put up their house for sale for C$6.9m.Apotex called news of the deaths “tragic.”

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Jordan Berman, global director of corporate communications for Apotex, called the news of the deaths “tragic.”

Billionaire couple found dead in North York mansion
Billionaire couple found dead in North York mansion

“Today I am gutted by the loss of Honey and Barry Sherman,” she tweeted. “Our community is steeped in grief. I am heartbroken.”

“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,” he said.Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care said he was saddened “beyond words.”

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The Shermans made numerous multimillion-dollar donations to hospitals, schools and charities and had buildings named in their honor. They also had close ties to the Jewish community as they donated roughly $50 million to the United Jewish Appeal – a Jewish philanthropic umbrella organization that later changed its name to the Jewish Federations of North America.

“Barry’s father died when he was young, and my dad took him under his wing and taught him the family business,” Kerry Winter, one of the cousins, said in filing the lawsuit. “It’s disappointing that we’re fighting this way now.”“The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way,” he said.
Autopsies Underway for Canadian Billionaires Found Dead
Autopsies Underway for Canadian Billionaires Found Dead
Mostly they made sure charitable causes were funded.

“The circumstances of their deaths appear suspicious and we are treating it that way,” said Constable David Hopkinson.–With files from Catherine McDonald, Nick Westoll and The Canadian Press

Honey and Barry Sherman in 2010

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau were among those to offer a tribute to the couple through social media.

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Honey Sherman was a member of the board of the York University Foundation. She also served on the boards of Mount Sinai’s Women’s Auxiliary, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the International American Joint Distribution Committee.

News outlets in Canada and the United States have termed the deaths as a possible murder-suicide and several Canadian news organizations, citing police sources, said the couple was found on Friday hanged in the basement of their plush home on Old Colony Road in the North York area of Toronto.

Barry Sherman was the chairman of generic drug maker Apotex, which he founded in 1974 with two employees. It went on to become the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company.Sherman has also been an active philanthropist and had also become an active fundraiser for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal party in recent years.

Toronto police on scene after Billionaire couple found dead in North York mansion in Toronto on Friday December 15, 2017.

Apotex called news of the deaths “tragic.”He declined to say whether the bodies showed signs of trauma and did not provide details on the time or cause of death.

said in a written statement released by Apotex.For years, the family has been plagued by another scandal. In 2007, three of his cousins and the widow of the fourth filed a lawsuit against Sherman arguing that he owed them $1 billion in damages and a 20 percent stake in Apotex. Sherman acquired the company named Empire Laboratories – the predecessor of Apotex – from his uncle after the death of the latter. 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.
Homicide investigators sent to home of dead Toronto billionaires
Homicide investigators sent to home of dead Toronto billionaires

Multiple local media outlets, citing police sources, reported Saturday that police are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.Linda Frum, a member of the Canadian Senate, said she was “gutted by the loss” of the couple, two weeks after presenting a Senate medal “to one of the kindest and most beloved members of Canada’s Jewish community.”

Sherman’s wife, Honey, was a member of the board of the Baycrest Foundation and the York University Foundation. She also served on the boards of Mount Sinai’s Women’s Auxiliary, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the International American Joint Distribution Committee.

The deaths sparked an outpouring of sympathy from the country’s political elite.Billionaire philanthropists found dead in basement under suspicious circumstances, police say Video Photo document.getElementById(“tab-video”).style.display = ‘inline-block’; field_bimvid_id = true; document.getElementById(“mediawell-video-holder”).style.display = ‘block’; A police forensics photographer works outside the home of billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc., Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, who were found dead under circumstances that police described as “suspicious,” in Toronto, Ontario, Canada December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren // Make is so images aren’t loaded larger than they need to be var c_img_width = window.getComputedStyle(document.getElementById(‘mediawell’)).width; var image_space_width_articles = Math.round(c_img_width.replace(‘px’,”) ) var gaz_image = ”; gaz_image += ”; var gaz_image_parent = document.querySelector(“#art_photo_1 .picture-holder”); gaz_image_parent.insertAdjacentHTML(‘afterbegin’, gaz_image); Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post Dec 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm | Print View Their bodies were found in the basement of their $7 million home in Toronto’s affluent North York neighborhood by a real estate agent preparing the mansion for an open house.

Note: If you are running Internet Explorer 10 and above, make sure it is not in compatibility modeSherman’s wife, Honey, was a member of the board of the Baycrest Foundation and the York University Foundation. She also served on the boards of Mount Sinai’s Women’s Auxiliary, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the International American Joint Distribution Committee.Appeal, according to the Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper. Honey Sherman was a board member of several institutions: York University, the Baycrest Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital. She had been chair of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and the Holocaust Education Centre.

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