The family of a Canadian billionaire and his wife have hit back at reports surrounding their new deaths.
Police are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto home on Friday, as “suspicious” but contend no suspects are being sought.
Canadian media, citing police sources, contend the case is being investigated as a probable murder-suicide.
But a family matter pronounced nobody close to the couple believed this.
“Our relatives shared an unrestrained for life and joining to their family and village totally unsuitable with the rumours regrettably circulated in the media as to the resources surrounding their deaths,” it read.
The matter went on to call for a “thorough, complete and design rapist investigation” and for the media to stop stating on the means of the deaths until the review was finished.
The couple’s bodies were found by their estate agent, who had been trying to help sell the property. There was no sign of forced entry.
Police contend they are available the results of autopsy exams before determining on their next steps.
Several Canadian newspapers contend they were told investigators were operative on the arrogance Mr Sherman had killed his wife before killing himself.
Tributes have duration been pouring in for the pair, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeting “condolences to their family friends, and to everybody overwhelmed by their prophesy spirit”.
Who were Barry and Honey Sherman?
One of Canada’s richest men, Mr Sherman was the founder and authority of curative hulk Apotex, which sells general medicines around the world.
A means student, Mr Sherman entered the trade by his uncle’s Empire Laboratories, operative for him while still at university before shopping the company when his uncle died.
He went on to sell Empire, formulating Apotex, the company that done him a billionaire and which now employs some-more than 10,000 people.
But he became inextricable in a family dispute, with his uncle’s children seeking a interest in Apotex, arguing they had been cheated. A judge threw out their explain progressing this year.
He also faced an review as to either he had improperly held a fundraiser for Justin Trudeau before he became primary minister.
Mrs Sherman was a house member for several hospitals, charities and Jewish organisations. The couple had 4 children and have given millions to charity.