2 found dead in North York home of Apotex founder Barry Sherman

Lloyd Doyle
December 16, 2017

Two people have been found dead in the Toronto home of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex. "My dear friends Barry and Honey Sherman have been found dead", Eric Hoskins tweeted.

Ontario's minister of economic development has also tweeted about the deaths.

Staff Sgt. Jeff Taylor of Toronto police's 33 Division said officers were called shortly before noon to the home at 50 Old Colony Rd., near Bayview Ave. and Highway 401.

David Hopkinson said Friday they are investigating two bodies found at a home in Toronto but he declined to release the identities until it is proven to be a homicide. "A very, very sad day", he wrote.

2 found dead in North York home of Apotex founder Barry Sherman
2 found dead in North York home of Apotex founder Barry Sherman

Bernard Sherman is the founder of generic drug-maker Apotex in 1974 after buying the company, previously Empire Laboratories, from his uncle.

"The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way", Hopkinson said at a news conference held outside the couple's home.

Apotex Corp. describes itself as the largest Canadian-owned manufacturer of prescription drugs.

"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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