Xu Xiang was a man from Runan commandery in Yu Province. A Regular Palace Attendant. Shortly after He Jin's death. Zhang Rang, Duan Gui and the other eunuchs appointed him as Intendent of Henan.
Later, when He Jin's forces had heard of their General's death they stormed the palace. Yuan Shao and his uncle Yuan Wei forged imperial orders to summon Fan Ling and Xu Xiang and had them beheaded.