Canadian billionaire and his wife died of ‘ligature neck compression’

An autopsy has revealed the cause of death of a Canadian billionaire couple whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion.

Pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman, 75, founder of Apotex Inc, and his 70-year-old wife, Honey, were found dead in their north Toronto mansion on Friday from ‘ligature neck compression’, a development suggesting they may have been strangled. Toronto’s homicide unit has taken over the investigation.

Multiple outlets reported that police initially were investigating the deaths as a possible murder-suicide, citing unidentified police sources, due to the deaths being described as ‘suspicious’.

The bodies were found hanging from a railing on the edge of a basement swimming pool, The Globe and Mail reported, among other outlets, all citing police sources.