He graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. Starting in 1974, Ceaușescu headed the Romanian Economic Agency in Vienna. He was believed to have been the conduit through whom Nicolae allegedly transferred millions of United States dollars into Swiss bank accounts. He was found hanged in the basement of the Romanian Embassy in Vienna, three days after his brother was executed in the Romanian Revolution of 1989. The police said it was a suicide.
He left two daughters, Mihaela (m. Moraru) and Gabriela.
- Bruce W. Nelan, "Rumania Unfinished Revolution", in Time, January 8, 1990
- "Upheaval in the East, Brother of Ceausescu Was Suspected as Spy", in The New York Times, January 1, 1990
- (in Romanian) Marian Ghițeanu, "Marin Ceaușescu a fost împins spre sinucidere" ("Marin Ceaușescu Was Goaded into Suicide"), in Ziarul