Canadian billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were reportedly found hanging in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating their deaths as suspicious.
Sherman, the founder of Apotex, and his wife Honey were found dead at their luxury mansion in an upscale neighborhood north of Toronto just before noon on Friday.
The Toronto Sun reported first responders found the couple “hanging from a railing that surrounds a lap pool inside the house.”
Police have not confirmed the report.
Const. David Hopkinson, who would not identify the bodies, said police were called to Sherman’s residence in response to a “medical complaint.” He called the deaths suspicious.
“The circumstances of their death appear suspicious and we are treating it that way,” Hopkinson said at a news conference held outside the couple’s home.
Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins identified Barry and Honey Sherman as the two discovered dead.
Hopkinson said the investigation was in its early stages and authorities “are inside investigating and taking apart the scene.”