Beloved Billionaire Found Dead With His Wife Under 'Suspicious' Circumstances

Honey and Barry Sherman
Honey and Barry Sherman were beloved members of Canada's upper crust. (Handout)

One of the richest men in Canada was found dead in his home along with his wife on Friday under what police have called "suspicious circumstances."

Billionaire pharmaceutical mogul Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife, Honey, were found dead in their Toronto home around noon Friday.

While they deemed the deaths potentially suspicious, police also clarified they are not in search of any suspects, nor were there signs of forced entry into the Sherman's mansion.

“At this point we are not currently seeking a suspect,” homicide investigator Brandon Price said Friday. “The situation otherwise is the same. We'll have more information tomorrow after the post mortem examinations.”

News of the deaths came as a blow to the business, government and philanthropic communities in Canada, where the Shermans were known for their wealth as well as their capacity for giving.

“Barry and Honey were kind, good people who will be greatly missed. The philanthropic and economic contributions they have made to Toronto put them in a class of their own," Health Minister Eric Hoskins said in a statement.

Toronto Mayor John Tory said: "I am shocked and heartbroken to learn that Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead in their home today. I have had the privilege of knowing them both well for many years."

The company that Sherman founded also released a statement.

“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 statement read.

Even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded in a statement, saying: "Sophie and I are saddened by news of the sudden passing of Barry and Honey Sherman. Our condolences to their family & friends, and to everyone touched by their vision & spirit."

Sherman had recently been listed as Canada's 15 richest person with an estimated worth of $4.62 billion. 

The Shermans leave behind four children.

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