Mysterious death of Sherman: the billionaire canadian, and his wife has been strangled
Sunday, December 17, 2017 19:45
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The Toronto police announced on Sunday that the billionaire canadian Barry Sherman, founder of the pharmaceutical company Apotex, and his wife Honey had died by strangulation, without clarifying the mystery which surrounds these ” suspicious deaths “.
The medical examiner, at the conclusion of the autopsies, concluded that the death of the two victims had been caused by ” strangulation of the neck “, police said.
In a terse statement, the police of the largest city in canada merely indicated that ” it is the service’s homicide Toronto police who is in charge of the investigation into the suspicious deaths “.
No hypothesis is therefore ruled out by the investigators on the death of this couple of septuagenarians, philanthropists, whose memory has been praised by the most senior political officials, the agencies generally the beneficiaries of their donations or the laboratory Apotex.
Following a call Friday at 11 h 44 given since the victims home, in an upscale area of Toronto, police discovered on the spot, the body identified as ” Barry Sherman, 75 years of age, and Honey Sherman, 70 years “.
According to local media, it is the estate agent responsible for a month of the sale of close to 7 million canadians of the great house of Sherman, who has given the alert in discovering the husband, hung to a railing at the edge of the indoor pool.
No break-in has not been recognized in this house, had provided the newspaper a police source. According to her, after having killed his wife and had suspended the body, Barry Sherman would have hung at his sides.
This scenario seemed to be privileged Friday by the police, who had then indicated that they would find ” no suspect “.
Wrath of the family
But the thesis of the murder followed by a suicide, was slammed Saturday by the children Sherman: “we are shocked” by ” a theory that neither their family, nor their friends, nor their colleagues do not believe “.
Deploring the rumors not substantiated, the descendants have called the police with an investigation “in-depth” to shed light on ” these tragic deaths “.
“Our parents shared an enthusiasm for life and a commitment to their family and their community completely incompatible” with the rumors about ” the circumstances surrounding their death “, according to the press release of the children.
A description that fits poorly with a gesture, premeditated or the act of an individual who is depressed, especially as, according to local media, the couple had given a few days ago go to friends in Florida for the festivals of end of the year.
Barry Sherman was established in 1974, Apotex, specialized in the production of generic medicines, and was still the president of the board of directors. This company employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, of which more than half in Canada about twenty sites.
“With deep sadness “, the direction of Apotex has hailed the memory of its founder and of his wife, through their foundation, have made gifts of ” more than 50 million canadian dollars (€33 million) over the past ten years “.
These gifts were largely directed to universities and to the training of scientists. The president of York university, Toronto, Rhonda Lenton, hailed the memory of Honey Sherman, long-time member of the board of directors of York, and her husband.
The canadian Prime minister, Justin Trudeau is “saddened” by the death of Sherman, had paid tribute to ” their vision and spirit “.
According to the magazine Forbes, Barry Sherman was among the 20 richest people of Canada, with a fortune estimated at $ 4.7 billion canadian.