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Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife, Honey Sherman, found dead in North York home

Pharmaceutical giant confirms victims’ identities in statement

The two people found dead in the home of a Canadian pharmaceutical executive Friday have been confirmed, by the company, to be Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey.

“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 late Friday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the home at 50 Old Colony Rd. in the Bayview Avenue and Highway 401 area around 11:45 a.m. ET for a medical emergency.

That’s where police say the two were pronounced dead on scene.

Toronto police say the deaths are “suspicious” but are not yet being treated as a homicide.

Hopkinson would not say who first located the bodies, but CBC Toronto has confirmed with a police source that they were found by a non-family member.

Police have not identified the victims, nor would they say where in the home the pair were found.

News of the deaths prompted an outpouring of grief for the pair, who were also active philanthropists.

“I am beyond words right now,” Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins wrote on Twitter, calling the Shermans “wonderful human beings” and “great leaders in health care.”

The North York home, registered to Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, was recently put on the market for approximately $7 million.

Sherman founded Apotex in 1974. The company produces and exports generic drugs to more than 115 countries worldwide, according to its website.

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