I don't know if he will really dies because of the bite. Probably it will be a heroic death. Nevertheless he is biten and will turn into a zombie if nobody kills him first. This is the golden rule in every real zombie story. bite = zombification, even the smallest scratch
It's no good using 'rules' from other stories. In TWD "it is not the bite that does it", as Ben said. Referring to turning you into a zombie, you can die any way that does not physically destroy the brain, and you will 'zombify'. Scratches (in the comic, as this is what the games consider canon) have not been dealt with. With the bite, saliva would be transferred directly to bloodstream, but because nothing else is touched on (yet) that is an assumption. Just as when they had only seen people die from bites, and come back as zombies, it was assumed it was the bite that turned you.