Johnny Depp

Sexy Hollywood star Johnny Depp has donated $500,000 to the London hospital that saved his young daughter's life. The star was so grateful to the staff at Great Ormond Street children's hospital for treating 8-year-old Lily-Rose last year he felt compelled to write them a large generous check. The youngster was admitted to the medical center last November after contracting the life-threatening E.coli bacteria that caused her kidneys to fail. Depp and his family were in London while he was filming "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" when Lily-Rose was taken ill and production had to be halted while the actor maintained a bedside vigil for his sick daughter day and night. Lily-Rose recovered fast and was discharged nine days later, and Depp has been quick to praise the staff at the hospital for all their efforts in helping his beloved daughter. He says, "It was the most frightening thing we have ever been through. It was hell. But the magic was that she pulled through beautifully. "Great Ormond Street was terrific, a great hospital." To show his deepest gratitude Depp offered a huge donation and invited five doctors and nurses who cared for Lily-Rose to attend the party for "Sweeney Todd" last week. Disney, who made Depp's "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, has also donated $20 million to Great Ormond Street to help fund redevelopment of the hospital site. Lily-Rose is Depp's daughter with long-time girlfriend Vanessa Paradis. Depp also has a five year old son Jack.