In a gruesome incident that has shocked the Canadian business community, Barry Sherman, the billionaire founder of Canadian generic drug Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, were found dead yesterday at their Toronto home. Immediately after the news broke, anonymous police and press reports noted that the deaths were “suspicious” and some suggested that it might’ve been a murder-suicide. As we noted on Saturday, according to a preliminary police report, there were no signs of forced entry. (And???????)
However, while investigators are still awaiting the results of autopsies performed on the couple, their children have expressed outrage at the media’s willingness to jump to conclusions.
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.
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. The Shermans were among Canada’s most generous philanthropists.
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