A picture taken on Dec. 21, 1999 shows film director Sergiu Nicolaescu 

A picture taken on Dec. 21, 1999 shows film director Sergiu Nicolaescu pointing a gun at his head in the former Communist Party building in Bucharest, Romania, while describing to journalists the way Romania's last communist regime Defense Minister Gen. Milea killed himself on Dec 22 1989. Sergiu Nicolaescu, a prolific Romanian director known for his historical epics who also served as a Senator, has died on Thursday, Jan.3, 2013. He was 82. The Elias Hospital said Nicolaescu died Thursday from heart and lung complications following surgery for digestive problems.(AP Photo/Eugeniu Salabasev)
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A picture taken on Dec. 21, 1999 shows film director Sergiu Nicolaescu pointing a gun at his head in the former Communist Party building in Bucharest, Romania, while describing to journalists the way Romania's last communist regime Defense Minister Gen. Milea killed himself on Dec 22 1989. Sergiu Nicolaescu, a prolific Romanian director known for his historical epics who also served as a Senator, has died on Thursday, Jan.3, 2013. He was 82. The Elias Hospital said Nicolaescu died Thursday from heart and lung complications following surgery for digestive problems.(AP Photo/Eugeniu Salabasev)
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