Toronto police will be providing an update on the suspicious deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman.
Homicide Detective Sergeant Susan Gomes will be giving the update at Toronto Police Headquarters at 1 pm today.
According to police, on Friday, December 15 at 11:44 am, they responded to a call at 50 Old Colony Road in North York. Inside, police found both Barry Sherman, 75, and Honey Sherman, 70, deceased.
Police say that post-mortem examinations were carried out and the cause of death for both deceased was ligature neck compression, meaning strangulation.
Barry Sherman is the founder of Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex, and according to Forbes, Sherman was one of Canada’s billionaires, with Apotex’s medicines filling over 89 million prescriptions a year in Canada alone, and annual global revenues of $1.5 billion.
The Shermans were well known in Canada, and honoured with the award for Outstanding Philanthropist by The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Toronto.