Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion on Friday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
Authorities would conduct post-mortem examinations on Saturday and are treating the deaths as suspicious, a Toronto Police spokesman said.
No suspects had been identified, said police, who have issued few details about the circumstances of the deaths that have shaken people in Canada’s political, business and philanthropic circles.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended his condolences “to their family and friends, and to everyone touched by their vision and spirit.”
Barry Sherman, 75, was a prominent donor to Canada’s ruling Liberal Party, drawing on a fortune that Forbes estimated at $3.2 billion. Canadian advocacy group Democracy Watch criticized Sherman last year for involvement in a fundraiser for the Liberals while registered as a government lobbyist.
Sherman was involved in a series of lawsuits, including a decade-long battle with cousins seeking compensation over allegations he cut them out of the company that would make him rich.
Police found out about the Shermans’ deaths at about midday Friday while responding to an emergency call.