Polka music icon “Big Daddy” Marshall Lackowski has died at the age of 85

Even if you don’t know polka, Big Daddy made you want to at least try.

Legendary “La Dee Da” polka musician Marshall Lackowski, better known by his stage name Big Daddy, died Saturday morning of congestive heart failure, according to his Facebook page.

He was 85.

The family did not respond to multiple requests for an interview Monday morning, but some took to social media to honor their patriarch for his endearing ways and instilling an unyielding sense of faith in his seven children and grandchildren.

“He was truly one of a kind and had great feelings for his faith, family and friends,” Lackowski’s son, Mark Anthony Lackowski, wrote in a post. “I know he would want to bless you the same way you blessed him, laughing the whole time. His music has brought joy to countless people.”

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