His father was Xiao Zhichu (1897–1958), a Nationalist general.
Shiao’s tribal home in Heze, Shandong.
Shiao spent his youth in Chongqing amid the Second Sino-Japanese War.
After the annihilation of the Nationalists by the Communists in Chinese Civil War in 1949, his family moved to Taiwan.
He went to Jianguo School in Taipei.
At that point, Shiao was acknowledged to the Republic of China Naval Academy.
After two years, Shiao left school at home.
He began to compose Tieyan Shuangling ( “Press Goose Frost Feathers”) in 1960.
In 1961, Shiao entered the Chung Yuan Christian University. In 1977 he emigrated to Los Angeles, California, United States.
He was hitched in 1964, he had three children: Xiao Peiyu, Xiao Peihuan, and Xiao Peilun.
Shiao Yi passed away on of lung malignant growth at the healing facility in Los Angeles, California, United States.